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Palonosetron Hydrochloride Solution for injection

Additional titles for this drug

Aloxi 0.075mg/1.5ml Solution for Injection, Aloxi 0.25mg/5ml Solution for Injection

What is this medicine?

PALONOSETRON is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. It also helps prevent delayed nausea and vomiting that may occur a few days after your treatment.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • breathing problems

  • fast or irregular heartbeat

  • fever and chills

  • swelling of the hands and feet

  • tightness in the chest

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • constipation or diarrhea

  • dizziness

  • headache

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • cisapride

  • droperidol

  • ziprasidone

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • irregular heart rhythm

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to palonosetron, dolasetron, granisetron, ondansetron, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.