Posted from: Friday, October 31, 2014 - 11:59 AM - Present

FDA Approves Akynzeo for Chemo-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

October 10, 2014 – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Akynzeo (netupitant and palonosetron) manufactured by Eisai, Inc.  Akynzeo is used to help prevent chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV).  


Akynzeo is a combination of Aloxi (palonosetron), which was approved in 2008 which prevents CINV during the first 24 hours following the start of chemotherapy, and netupitant which is a new medication that continues for up to 5 days to help prevent the delayed phase CINV.  The launch date has not been announced.



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