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Brand name: Aloxi

Aloxi is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) palonosetron. On this page you will find out more about Aloxi, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: palonosetron

Information for medicine and pack size:
Aloxi 250 microgram/5 mL injection solution, 5 mL vial

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is 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.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear, essentially colourless solution free from evidence of contamination.
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Intravenous
Medicine schedule
5mL vial (pack of 1 vial): Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Vial
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light
Life time 60 Months
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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Aloxi | myVMC

Aloxi is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cytotoxic chemotherapy. It contains palonosetron hydrochloride, a serotonin receptor inhibitor.

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Aloxi Solution for infusion - myDr.com.au

Aloxi Solution for infusion - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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5-HT3 receptor antagonists (serotonin blockers) information | myVMC

5-hydroxytryptamine receptor antagonists (5-HT3 RAs), also known as serotonin blockers, are a group of drugs used to control nausea and vomiting.

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Nausea and Vomiting (Emesis) | myVMC

Vomiting can also be referred to as emesis, and consists of three stages: nausea is an unpleasant sensation of wanting to vomit; retching is a strong involuntary effort to vomit; and vomiting is the forceful expulsion of the stomach's contents through the mouth. Nausea and vomiting can be caused by a wide range of stimuli, including illness, drugs and psychological factors.

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