Korlym Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is mifepristone (Korlym) (Korlym)?
- What are the possible side effects of Korlym (Korlym)?
- What is the most important information I should know about Korlym (Korlym)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Korlym (Korlym)?
- How should I take Korlym (Korlym)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Korlym)?
- What happens if I overdose (Korlym)?
- What should I avoid while taking Korlym (Korlym)?
- What other drugs will affect Korlym (Korlym)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Korlym)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Korlym)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking Korlym (Korlym)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect Korlym (Korlym)?
Many drugs can interact with Korlym. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- alprazolam (Xanax);
- boceprevir (Victrelis);
- bosentan (Tracleer);
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- conivaptan (Vaprisol);
- fluvastatin (Lescol);
- imatinib (Gleevec);
- isoniazid (for treating tuberculosis);
- levothyroxine (Synthroid, Levothroid);
- lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);
- montelukast (Singulair) or zafirlukast (Accolate);
- selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar);
- St. John's wort;
- theophylline (Elixophyllin, Theo-24, Theochron, Uniphyl);
- an antidepressant such as nefazodone, bupropion (Wellbutrin), or fluoxetine (Prozac, Rapiflux, Sarafem, Selfemra, Symbyax);
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole), rifabutin (Mycobutin), rifampin (Rifater, Rifadin, Rifamate), or telithromycin (Ketek);
- antifungal medication such as itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), miconazole (Oravig), posaconazole (Noxafil), or voriconazole (Vfend);
- aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others;
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- cancer medication such as paclitaxel (Taxol) or tamoxifen (Soltamox);
- heart or blood pressure medications such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), carvedilol (Coreg), digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps), disopyramide (Norpace), losartan (Hyzaar, Cozaar), nicardipine (Cardene), procainamide (Procan, Pronestyl), quinidine (Quin-G), or torsemide (Demadex);
- HIV/AIDS medication such as atazanavir (Reyataz), delavirdine (Rescriptor), efavirenz (Atripla, Sustiva), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra), saquinavir (Invirase), or telaprevir (Incivek);
- seizure medications such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol), divalproex (Depakote), ethosuximide (Zarontin), fosphenytoin (Cerebyx), phenobarbital (Solfoton), phenytoin (Dilantin), or valproic acid (Depakene, Stavzor);
- sulfa drugs (Bactrim, Septra, Sulfatrim, SMX-TMP, and others); or
- type 2 diabetes medications such as glimepiride (Amaryl), glipizide (Glucotrol), nateglinide (Starlix), pioglitazone (Actos, Actoplus Met), repaglinide (Prandin), rosiglitazone (Avandia, Avandamet), or tolbutamide (Orinase).
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with Korlym. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about Korlym.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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