Do not take Aloxi
- If you are allergic to the active substance or any of the other ingredients of Aloxi (for a full list of the ingredients, see section 6 ?Further information?).
Take special care with Aloxi
- If you have acute bowel obstruction or a history of repeated constipation.
- If you are taking Aloxi in addition to other medicines that may induce an abnormal heart rhythm such as amiodarone, nicardipine, quinidine, moxifloxacin, erythromycin, haloperidol, chlorpromazine, quetiapine, thioridazine, domperidone.
- If you have a personal or family history of alterations in heart rhythm (QT prolongation).
It is not recommended to take Aloxi in the days following chemotherapy unless you are receiving another chemotherapy cycle.
Using other medicines
Please tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Taking Aloxi with food and drink
Aloxi can be taken with or without food.
If you are pregnant or think you might be, your doctor will not use Aloxi unless it is clearly necessary. It is not known whether Aloxi will cause any harmful effects when used during pregnancy.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using any medicine if you are pregnant or think you might be.
It is not known if Aloxi is found in breast milk.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using Aloxi if you are breast-feeding.
Driving and using machines
Aloxi may cause dizziness or tiredness. If affected, do not drive or operate machines.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Aloxi
If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.
This medicine may contain a trace of lecithin which is derived from soya. If you are allergic to peanut or soya, see your doctor straight away if you notice any signs of an allergic reaction. The signs may include swelling of the lips, face, tongue or throat, having difficulty breathing or collapsing, you could also notice an itchy, lumpy rash (hives).