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Palonosetron Intravenous for Adults

Who can administer

May be administered by registered competent doctor or nurse/midwife

Available preparations

Aloxi 250 micrograms per 5ml vial

Palonosetron 250 micrograms per 5ml vial (Fresenius Kabi)

Reconstitution

Already in solution

Infusion fluids

Not required - product ready for use

Methods of intravenous administration

Bolus intravenous injection

  • Administer dose over 30 seconds

Dose in adults

Usual dose

  • Give 250 micrograms as a single dose, approximately 30 minutes before the start of chemotherapy

Renal or hepatic impairment

  • No dosage adjustment required

Further information

  • The efficacy of Aloxi in the prevention of nausea and vomiting induced by highly emetogenic chemotherapy may be enhanced by the addition of a corticosteroid administered prior to chemotherapy

Storage

Store below 25°C

References

SPC 19th July 2018 (Aloxi)

SPC Fresenius Kabi August 2018

Therapeutic classification

Anti-emetic: 5HT-3 antagonists