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Working With Your Doctor

Working With Your Doctor to Prevent Chemo-Related Nausea and Vomiting

It is important to talk to your doctor about your risk of chemo-related nausea and vomiting so that he or she can you help you prevent it. Here are some tips to help you speak with your doctor.

Be descriptive

It can be hard for you to describe how much nausea affects you, so try to be as detailed and descriptive as possible when you talk to your doctor about it. Make sure to tell your doctor any other symptoms that you have when you have nausea.

Other words to describe nausea:

  • Sick to my stomach
  • Queasy
  • Upset stomach

Keep a journal

Try to keep track of the side effects and of how you are feeling during treatment. You may wish to use a journal to help keep your information in one place. This journal can help your doctor understand how often or how badly nausea and vomiting has affected you.

Ask questions

You should find out about the possible side effects of the chemo you will be receiving. Ask your doctor if the therapy prescribed for you is likely to cause nausea and vomiting.

Need help getting the conversation started?

Download and print this discussion guide to help you discuss chemo-related nausea and vomiting with your doctor.

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Approved Use/Important Safety Considerations

AKYNZEO is a prescription medicine called an “antiemetic.” AKYNZEO is used in people to help prevent the nausea and vomiting that happens right away or later with certain anti-cancer medicines (chemotherapy).

It is not known if AKYNZEO is safe and effective in children under 18 years of age.

Important Safety Considerations

  • AKYNZEO may cause serious allergic reactions, such as anaphylaxis. Get emergency medical help right away if you get any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction to AKYNZEO: hives, swollen face, trouble breathing, or chest pain
  • Serotonin syndrome can happen with AKYNZEO particularly with certain other medicines such as anti‑depressants and anti‑migraine medicines and can be life‑threatening. Go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away if you get any of the following symptoms: agitation, hallucinations or other changes in mental status, dizziness, muscle twitching, or seizures
  • The most common side effects of AKYNZEO are headache, weakness, fatigue, upset stomach, constipation, and skin redness

For more about AKYNZEO, talk to your doctor or see the Full Prescribing Information.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Approved Use/Important Safety Considerations

AKYNZEO is a prescription medicine called an “antiemetic.” AKYNZEO is used in people to help prevent the nausea and vomiting that happens right away or later with certain anti-cancer medicines (chemotherapy).

It is not known if AKYNZEO is safe and effective in children under 18 years of age.

Important Safety Considerations

  • AKYNZEO may cause serious allergic reactions, such as anaphylaxis. Get emergency medical help right away if you get any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction to AKYNZEO: hives, swollen face, trouble breathing, or chest pain
  • Serotonin syndrome can happen with AKYNZEO particularly with certain other medicines such as anti‑depressants and anti‑migraine medicines and can be life‑threatening. Go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away if you get any of the following symptoms: agitation, hallucinations or other changes in mental status, dizziness, muscle twitching, or seizures
  • The most common side effects of AKYNZEO are headache, weakness, fatigue, upset stomach, constipation, and skin redness

For more about AKYNZEO, talk to your doctor or see the Full Prescribing Information.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.