ATC Group: A04AD12 Fosaprepitant

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

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Fosaprepitant

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Description

Aprepitant is a selective high-affinity antagonist at human substance P neurokinin 1 (NK1) receptors.

Fosaprepitant is the prodrug of aprepitant and when administered intravenously is converted rapidly to aprepitant. The contribution of fosaprepitant to the overall antiemetic effect has not fully been characterised, but a transient contribution during the initial phase cannot be ruled out.