Aprepitant Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Birth control pills and other methods of hormonal contraception (for example, IUD or patch) may not work properly while you are taking this medicine. Use an extra method of birth control during treatment and for 1 month after your last dose of aprepitant.
This medicine should not be used continuously for a long time.
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check-ups. This medicine may change your liver function blood test results.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Black or tarry stools
lower back or side pain
painful or difficult urination
shortness of breath
ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual tiredness or weakness
Incidence not known
Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
confusion about identity, place, and time
itching or skin rash
joint or muscle pain
large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
redness of the skin
red, irritated eyes
red skin lesions, often with a purple center
slow or irregular heartbeat
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Acid or sour stomach
increase in heart rate
lack or loss of strength
loss of appetite
stomach discomfort upset or pain
swelling or inflammation of the mouth
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.