Rolapitant (By mouth)
Prevents nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy.
VarubiThere may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:This medicine is generally considered safe for most people. Talk to your doctor if you have concerns.
How to Use This Medicine:
- Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed. On the first day of your chemotherapy session, take this medicine 1 to 2 hours before treatment. Do not take this medicine more than once every 14 days.
- Each packet contains two 90-mg tablets. Take both of the tablets in the packet unless your doctor tells you differently.
- Read and follow the patient instructions that come with this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
- Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
- Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
- Do not use this medicine if you are also taking thioridazine.
- Some medicines can affect how rolapitant works. Tell your doctor if you are using dextromethorphan, digoxin, irinotecan, methotrexate, pimozide, rifampin, rosuvastatin, or topotecan.
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have liver disease.
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Fever, chills, cough, sore throat, body aches
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Decreased appetite
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Last Updated: 3/4/2018