Definition of rolapitant hydrochloride

rolapitant hydrochloride

(roh-LA-pih-tunt HY-droh-KLOR-ide)
A drug used with other drugs in adults to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. Rolapitant hydrochloride blocks the action of a certain chemical in the central nervous system that may trigger nausea and vomiting. Blocking this chemical may lessen nausea and vomiting. Rolapitant hydrochloride is a type of antiemetic and a type of substance P/neurokinin 1 receptor antagonist. Also called Varubi.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms