Aloxi (Palonosetron Hydrochloride) is a prescription medication used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, and surgery. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as receptor antagonists. It works by blocking one of the body’s natural substances that causes vomiting. Aloxi is used in children as young as one month old to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer medications.
We currently offer the brand Aloxi from Canada by Purdue Pharma. The generic version is not available.
Seek emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to this medication. The common side effects of Aloxi may include constipation, headache, nausea, slow heartbeat, and vomiting.
Contact your doctor right away if you have any symptoms of serotonin syndrome such as:
• Fast heart rate;
• Hallucinations, fast heart rate;
• Loss of coordination;
• Muscle stiffness;
• Shivering, sweating;
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
Prior to taking Aloxi, tell your doctor if you are allergic to Palonosetron Hydrochloride or to any other similar medications. Inform your doctor of your medical history. Tell your doctor about all the medications you take including prescription, nonprescription, herbal products, and vitamins. Inform you doctor if you take stimulants, opioids, medications for depression, mental illness, Parkinson's disease, migraine headaches, serious infections, or other medications to prevent nausea and vomiting. These medications may interact with Palonosetron and cause serotonin syndrome. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant and before breastfeeding.
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