ARENTA COMBI PACK 80MG & 125MG

Pack Size

2 & 1

Dosage

Do not share medicines prescribed for you with any other person. Always take ARENTA exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Always take ARENTA together with other medicines prescribed for you to prevent nausea and vomiting. Check with the doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are not sure. The usual dose is: Day 1: one 125 mg capsule 1 hour before you start your chemotherapy session; Days 2 and 3: one 80 mg capsule each day If no chemotherapy is given, take ARENTA in the morning. If chemotherapy is given, take ARENTA 1 (one) hour before you start your chemotherapy session. Your doctor will tell you if your treatment for nausea and vomiting will last for 3 or 4 days. If you have the impression that the effect of ARENTA is too strong or too weak, tell your doctor or pharmacist. ARENTA is for oral use. Swallow the capsule whole with some liquid. ARENTA can be taken with or without food.

Warnings and Contraindications

Warnings and precautions Take special care with ARENTA Before you take ARENTA, tell your doctor if you: • are taking, or plan to take any medicine, even those you may get without a prescription, or herbal products (see “Other medicines and ARENTA”); • take warfarin, as you will be monitored more closely; • take hormonal contraceptives, as efficacy may be reduced during treatment with ARENTA; • have liver problems. ARENTA has not been adequately studied in children; it should therefore not be given to children. Do not take ARENTA: • if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to aprepitant, or any of the other ingredients of ARENTA (listed in section 6); • with medicines containing: - pimozide (a medicine for motor tics), - terfenadine, astemizole (antihistamines) - cisapride (medicine for heartburn). See “Other medicines and ARENTA”. Safety and effectiveness of ARENTA in paediatric patients have not been established.

Composition

The active substance, aprepitant, is classified under anti-emetic and antivertigo preparations. 1 x capsule containing 125 mg aprepitant and 125 mg sucrose. 2 x capsules containing 80 mg aprepitant and 80 mg sucrose.

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