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Nausea and Vomiting (PDQ®): Supportive care - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (09 / 03 / 2014)

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Prevention of Acute/Delayed Nausea and Vomiting (Emesis)

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Added text to state that data reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration raises concern about QT prolongation and potentially fatal arrhythmias with a single intravenous (IV) dose of 32 mg, and that current drug labeling calls for a maximal single IV dose of 16 mg (cited U.S. Food and Drug Administration as reference 27).

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