Emend

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aprepitant

Authorised
This medicine is authorised for use in the European Union.

Overview

Emend is an antiemetic, a medicine that prevents nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting.

Emend is used in patients aged from 6 months to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy (medicines used to treat cancer). It is used with chemotherapy that is a moderate or strong trigger of nausea and vomiting.

Emend contains the active substance aprepitant.

This EPAR was last updated on 23/06/2021

Authorisation details

Product details
Name
Emend
Agency product number
EMEA/H/C/000527
Active substance
Aprepitant
International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name
aprepitant
Therapeutic area (MeSH)
  • Vomiting
  • Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting
  • Cancer
Anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) code
A04AD12
Publication details
Marketing-authorisation holder
Merck Sharp & Dohme B.V.
Revision
27
Date of issue of marketing authorisation valid throughout the European Union
11/11/2003
Contact address

Waarderweg 39
2031 BN Haarlem
The Netherlands

Product information

25/05/2021 Emend - EMEA/H/C/000527 - N/0064

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Pharmacotherapeutic group

Antiemetics and antinauseants

Therapeutic indication

Emend 40 mg hard capsules is indicated for the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in adults.

Emend is also available as 80 mg and 125 mg hard capsules for the prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with highly and moderately emetogenic cancer chemotherapy in adults and adolescents from the age of 12 (see separate Summary of Product Characteristics).

Emend is also available as 165 mg hard capsules for the prevention of acute and delayed nausea and vomiting associated with highly emetogenic cisplatin based cancer chemotherapy in adults and the prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with moderately emetogenic cancer chemotherapy in adults.

Emend is also available as powder for oral suspension for the prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with highly and moderately emetogenic cancer chemotherapy in children, toddlers and infants from the age of 6 months to less than 12 years.

Emend 80 mg, 125 mg, 165 mg hard capsules and Emend powder for oral suspension are given as part of combination therapy.

Assessment history

Changes since initial authorisation of medicine

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