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Aprecap Capsule

What is Aprecap?

Aprecap Capsule is used for Nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy or after surgery and other conditions. Aprecap Capsule may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Aprecap Capsule contains Aprepitant as an active ingredient.

Aprecap Capsule works by blocking the action of neurokinin thus curing nausea and vomiting.

Aprecap Capsule Uses

Aprecap Capsule is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:

    • Nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy or after surgery

Aprecap Capsule Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Aprecap Capsule improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:

    • Blocking the action of neurokinin thus curing nausea and vomiting.

Aprecap Capsule - Composition and Active Ingredients

Aprecap Capsule is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)

    • Aprepitant - 125 MG

Aprecap Capsule - Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Aprecap Capsule. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.

    • Anorexia
    • Constipation
    • Diarrhoea
    • Nausea

Aprecap Capsule - Precautions & How to Use

Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.

    • Do not drive or operate machinery
    • Drug interactions
    • Inform your doctor about the other medications you are taking
    • Liver disease
    • This medication is not recommended for nausea and vomiting not associated with chemotherapy
    • Use alternative/back-up methods of contraception during treatment and for a month afterward

Aprecap Capsule - Drug Interactions

If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Aprecap Capsule may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Aprecap Capsule may interact with the following drugs and products:

    • Benzodiazepines
    • Carbamazepine
    • Clarithromycin
    • Corticosteroids
    • Diltiazem
    • Hormonal contraception

Aprecap Capsule - Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Aprecap Capsule is a contraindication. In addition, Aprecap Capsule should not be used if you have the following conditions:

    • Concurrent use with pimozide
    • Hypersensitivity

Aprecap Capsule - Frequently asked Questions

Is Aprecap Capsule safe while breastfeeding?

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Aprecap Capsule medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Aprecap Capsule. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.

Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?

Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.

Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?

Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

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