Emend

Active Ingredient(s): Aprepitant
FDA Approved: * March 27, 2003
Pharm Company: * MERCK
Category: Cancer

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Emend Overview

Aprepitant (brand name: Emend (the brand name used in all English-speaking countries)) is an antiemetic chemical compound that belongs to a class of drugs called substance P antagonists (SPA). It mediates its effect by blocking the neurokinin 1 (NK1) receptor. Aprepitant is manufactured by Merck & Co. under the brand name Emend for prevention of acute and delayed chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) and for prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting. It was approved by th...

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Are people taking Emend who do not have cancer?

Hi, I have severe gastroparesis for 5 years now. I’ve been through tubes, pics, ports, pyloroplasty and Botox. I asked my dr if I could try emend and she gave the okand the script. I have to say, emend plus zofran was the best anti nausea and barfing control that I’ve ever had! I was so happy! But, it’s $20 for 3 pills!! I can’t afford this because of all my other meds as well. Could I get it in IV form and administer it to myself with my drs approval? Also if you get it for Iv, do you get more than 3 days worth at a time? Or more pills for the high copays? Thank you so much! Wendy ## it is used to treat severe forms of nausea, so yes, it can be taken by people who do not have cancer. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including dizziness, drowsin...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Aprepitant
  • Capsule: 125mg, 40mg, 80mg, 80mg + 125mg
  • Emulsion: 130mg/18ml (7.2mg/ml)
  • For Suspension: 125mg/kit
  • Injection: 130mg
  • Powder: 115mg/vial, 150mg/vial
  • Solution: 125mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Emend: (11 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0006-0461 Emend 80 mg Oral Capsule by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  • 0006-0462 Emend 125 mg Oral Capsule by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  • 0006-0464 Emend 40 mg Oral Capsule by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  • 0006-3061 Emend 150 mg/5ml Intravenous Injection, Powder, Lyophilized, for Solution by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  • 0006-3066 Emend 125 mg Oral Powder, for Suspension by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  • 0006-3862 Emend Tri-fold Pack by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  • 0006-3884 Emend 115 mg/5ml Intravenous Injection, Powder, Lyophilized, for Solution by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  • 0006-3941 Emend 150 mg/5ml Intravenous Injection, Powder, Lyophilized, for Solution by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  • 42254-160 Emend 40 mg Oral Capsule by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 54868-5231 Emend 80 mg Oral Capsule by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-5325 Emend Tri-fold Pack by Physicians Total Care, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Aprepitant or a similar ingredient: (2 results)

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Are people taking Emend who do not have cancer?
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