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Has anyone found EMEND helpful with their chemo? It's supposed to help with nausea and vomiting, but it's so expensive!

Norma Johnson Profile
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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer over 7 years
 
  • Jessica Fisher Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 3A Patient
    Emend was a life saver for me when I was in AC didn't need it with the taxol! I do have some oral emend left over us be happy to send to you:)
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    • Norma Johnson Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Jessica thanks Sooo much for the offer but have it handled. Had to go ahead time wise and get it. God bless you for offering.:-))

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  • Isabel Souchet Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2010
    Yes, I found it helped a lot. I took one pill for two days after chemo treatment but I also got it in my iv during treatment. The only downside was cost, $300 for two pills with insurance
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    I took Emend because I had a horrendous experience with dexamethasone. My insurance did not cover Emend so I applied to the company as they have a patient program for people with no drug coverage. When I used it 5 years ago, there was no charge to me. They sent it to my oncologist and I took it when I was receiving my AC treatments. You just go to the Emend website and it will direct you to the registration for their patient program. It worked perfectly for me and I never had any type of nausea. Take care, Sharon
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Norma, I did a search and here is the form to apply for patient assistance. I hope it helps you! Take care, Sharon https://www.rxhope.com/PAP/pdf/ACTforEmend.pdf
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  • Patricia Stoop Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I did find it helped a lot but I had insurance to cover it. It would relieve the nausea within minutes of waking. It apparently helps mediate nausea in the brain while most dtufs work in the stomach. I found ondansetron helpful too and it's pricey but less than the $40/pill emend. I'd suggest asking your chemo nurse if there is any funding available....
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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I used zofran and compazine. I didn't have problem with vomiting at all.
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  • Anj Donahue Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    I took it throughout my treatment of AC (along with dexamethasone) and I never once had any issue with nausea at all. So I would definitely recommend it. :) Good luck!
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  • Norma Johnson Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Thanks all! I did get the EMEND thru a Canadian drug co. But for now I had to buy two tri packs at CVS pharmacy and wait for the rest to get here.had first ac yesterday and so far its great. Also had my first neulasta shot today.
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  • cindy stephenson Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I took my first taxotere carboplatin without emend just Aloxi and decadron. I had the nawing at my stomach and some bouts of nausea just brief no vomiting. I asked the oncologist to add Iv emend and a course of decadron it has helped greatly. Still on Aloxi also.
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  • jan bursky Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I took it all through the AC and cytoxan part of chemo. I did not need it for the taxol. IT WORKS. Good luck
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