How do I take aprepitant?

Follow your doctor's instructions for taking aprepitant capsules. Usually, you take this medicine before having chemotherapy or surgery. Take the capsules by mouth with or without food. This is a typical schedule:

  • Day 1 of chemotherapy -- take one 125-milligram (mg) capsule one
   hour before chemotherapy
  • Days 2 and 3 after chemotherapy -- take one 80-mg capsule each   
  • For surgery, your doctor may prescribe a 40-mg capsule three hours
   before surgery. You may be restricted on what you can eat or drink
   before surgery. This will influence how you take the capsule.

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