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FDA Approves Cinvanti (aprepitant) Injectable Emulsion for the Prevention of Acute and Delayed Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting (CINV)

Posted 14 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 9, 2017-- Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HRTX) (the Company or Heron), a commercial-stage biotechnology company focused on developing novel, best-in-class treatments to address some of the most important unmet patient needs, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Cinvanti (aprepitant) injectable emulsion, for intravenous infusion. Cinvanti is a substance P/neurokinin-1 (NK1) receptor antagonist, indicated in adults, in combination with other antiemetic agents, for the prevention of acute and delayed nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of highly emetogenic cancer chemotherapy (HEC) including high-dose cisplatin and nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of moderately emetogenic cancer chemotherapy (MEC). Cinvanti is the first and only polysorbate 80-free, ... Read more

Related support groups: Chemotherapy, Nausea/Vomiting - Chemotherapy Induced, Emend, Emend for Injection, Aprepitant, Cinvanti

Managing Motion Sickness

Posted 30 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 – Your friends are excited to ride that monster roller coaster, but just looking at it makes you queasy. Is there anything you can do to quell your motion sickness so you can join in the fun? If you suffer from motion sickness, there are some ways to deal with it, one doctor says, though riding roller coasters isn't likely an activity you'll ever love. Motion sickness can occur in cars, on planes, boats, trains and amusement park rides, and even when sitting too close to a movie theater screen or using a virtual reality device. Motion sickness occurs when the brain gets mixed information. The brain combines input from the eyes with information from the parts of the body touching the ground, and then links that information with the vestibular system in the ears that controls balance. If these things don't match up, motion sickness can occur. "Some people can feel ... Read more

Related support groups: Nausea/Vomiting, Ativan, Lorazepam, Benadryl, Promethazine, Diphenhydramine, Zofran, Phenergan, Meclizine, Reglan, Ondansetron, Marinol, Dramamine, Motion Sickness, Compazine, Metoclopramide, Prochlorperazine, Perphenazine, Scopolamine, Benadryl Allergy

FDA Approves Pediatric Indication for Emend (aprepitant) Capsules in Combination with Other Antiemetic Agents

Posted 2 Sep 2015 by Drugs.com

KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Emend (aprepitant) capsules, a substance P/neurokinin 1 (NK1) receptor antagonist. With this expanded indication, Emend capsules are now approved for use in combination with other antiemetic agents in patients 12 years of age and older and patients less than 12 years who weigh at least 30 kg (approximately 66 pounds) for the prevention of acute and delayed nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of highly emetogenic cancer chemotherapy (HEC) including high-dose cisplatin, as well as for the prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of moderately emetogenic cancer chemotherapy (MEC). Emend has not been ... Read more

Related support groups: Nausea/Vomiting - Chemotherapy Induced, Emend, Aprepitant

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Related Condition Support Groups

Nausea / Vomiting - Chemotherapy Induced, Nausea / Vomiting - Postoperative

Related Drug Support Groups

Emend, Cinvanti, Emend 3-Day, Emend 2-Day

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