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Akynzeo Approved for Side Effects of Chemotherapy

👤by Scott Roberts 0 comments 🕔Monday, October 13th, 2014

Akynzeo contains a new anti-nausea drug, netupitant, and palonosetron, which was approved to treat nausea and vomiting in 2008.

The combination drug's effectiveness was evaluated in two clinical studies involving 1,720 people. The trials established that Akynzeo was more effective in preventing nausea and vomiting than palonosetron taken alone, the FDA said.

The most frequent side effects of the combination drug included headache, weakness, fatigue, indigestion and constipation.

Akynzeo is marketed and distributed by Eisai Inc. of Woodcliff Lake, N.J., under license from Switzerland-based Helsinn Healthcare.

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