Medications


Relugolix Oral Tablet

Brands: Orgovyx

Uses

For treating cancer.

Instructions

Swallow the medicine without crushing or chewing it.

Keep the medicine in its original container.

This medicine may be taken with or without food.

It is very important that you take the medicine at about the same time every day. It will work best if you do this.

Store at room temperature away from heat, light, and moisture. Do not keep in the bathroom.

Do not store above 86 degrees F (30 degrees C).

Keep the desiccant (drying) packet in the bottle and keep the bottle closed tightly.

It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.

If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is less than 12 hours to the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.

Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.

Tell your doctor if symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.

Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Do not take the medicine more than once during 24 hours.

Cautions

Always wash your hands after handling this medicine.

Avoid breathing in the medicine.

This medicine is not approved for use by women.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

This medicine may increase risk for an abnormal, life-threatening heart rhythm. This risk increases with some medical conditions. Combination with other medicines that increase QT prolongation, such as azithromycin, can also increase risk. Before starting this medicine, make sure your provider is aware of all medicines and medical conditions.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Avoid becoming overheated during exercise or other activities. Try to stay cool in hot weather.

Men with a female partner who is of childbearing age must use reliable birth control during sexual activity while taking this medicine and for 2 weeks after stopping to prevent pregnancy.

Women who are pregnant or in their childbearing years should not touch or handle this medicine. This medicine can be absorbed through the woman's skin and harm the unborn baby.

If you have had a heart attack within the past 6 months, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • constipation or diarrhea
  • lack of energy and tiredness
  • feeling of heat or flushing
  • joint or muscle pain
  • problems with sexual functions or desire
  • weight gain

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • chest pain
  • dizziness
  • fainting
  • fast, irregular, or slow heartbeat
  • signs of kidney damage (such as change in urine color or bubbly urine)

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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