Is Emend (aprepitant) capsules safe for women who are pregnant?

It is not know if Emend (aprepitant) will cause harm to a fetus. Scientists gave pregnant rabbits and rats high doses of Emend. Compared to normal human doses, the doses were about 1.4 times higher for rabbits and 1.6 times higher for rats. Emend did not cause any birth defects in the rabbits or rats. However, no studies have been done on pregnant women. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before taking Emend.

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