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Brand name: Aloxi TM

Active ingredients: palonosetron

What it is used for

ALOXI is indicated for: - prevention of nausea and vomiting induced by cytotoxic chemotherapy. - prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) for up to 24 hours following surgery.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Intravenous
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Lifetime is 60 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Clear, essentially colourless solution free from evidence of contamination.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine is subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Phamaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient palonosetron

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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Nausea and Vomiting (Emesis) | myVMC

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