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What is the difference between Cinvanti and Emend?

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on April 30, 2019.

Official Answer

by Drugs.com

There are several differences between Cinvanti and Emend in regard to dosage forms, the age groups they treat, and their approved indications.

Cinvanti and Emend are both used for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV).

Cinvanti (aprepitant) is supplied as:

  • an injection for use in adults.

Emend (aprepitant) is supplied as:

  • an oral capsule for use in adults and children 12 years of age and older
  • an oral suspension for use in children 6 months of age and older.

Emend for Injection (fosaprepitant) is supplied as:

  • an injection for use in adults and children 6 months of age and older.

    Fosaprepitant is a prodrug of aprepitant, and it is converted to aprepitant within 30 minutes when administered intravenously.

Emend capsules are also used for the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in adults.

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