Expect Chemo Patients to be on More Than One Antiemetic
The new drug, Akynzeo (ah-KIN-zee-oh, netupitant/palonosetron), will put focus on meds used to prevent chemo-induced nausea and vomiting.
Chemotherapy is well known for causing nausea and vomiting...but the risk can be lessened with the right meds at the right time.
Expect most patients with chemo-induced nausea and vomiting to be on more than one antiemetic. The key is using meds from different drug classes to combat nausea and vomiting in different ways.