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Kuvan Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is sapropterin (Kuvan)?
- What are the possible side effects of sapropterin (Kuvan)?
- What is the most important information I should know about sapropterin (Kuvan)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking sapropterin (Kuvan)?
- How should I take sapropterin (Kuvan)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Kuvan)?
- What happens if I overdose (Kuvan)?
- What should I avoid while taking sapropterin (Kuvan)?
- What other drugs will affect sapropterin (Kuvan)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Kuvan)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Do not take 2 doses on the same day.
What happens if I overdose (Kuvan)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include headache and dizziness.
What should I avoid while taking sapropterin (Kuvan)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while you are using sapropterin.
What other drugs will affect sapropterin (Kuvan)?
The following drugs can interact with sapropterin. Tell your doctor if you are using any of these:
- levodopa (Larodopa, Altamet, Parcopa, Sinemet);
- methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);
- sildenafil (Viagra);
- tadalafil (Cialis); or
- vardenafil (Levitra).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with sapropterin. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about sapropterin.
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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Additional Kuvan Information
- Kuvan Drug Interactions Center: sapropterin oral
- Kuvan Side Effects Center
- Kuvan FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
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