How should you use this medication?
Take this medication by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not cut, crush or chew this medication. Swallow the capsules whole. You may open the capsule and put the contents in 1 tablespoon of applesauce. Swallow the medication and applesauce right away. Do not chew the medication or applesauce. Take this medication on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before a meal. Take your medication at regular intervals. Do not take your medication more often than directed. A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time. Talk to your care team regarding the use of this medication in children. While this medication may be prescribed for children as young as 1 year for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
What are the possible side effects of this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:
Allergic reactions-skin rash, itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
Kidney injury-decrease in the amount of urine, swelling of the ankles, hands, or feet
Low magnesium level-muscle pain or cramps, unusual weakness or fatigue, fast or irregular heartbeat, tremors
Low vitamin B12 level-pain, tingling, or numbness in the hands or feet, muscle weakness, dizziness, confusion, difficulty concentrating
Rash on cheeks or arms that gets worse in the sun
Severe diarrhea, fever
Unusual bleeding or bruising Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your care team if they continue or are bothersome):
What may interact with this medicine?
Our pharmacists will check to see if this medication will cause any interactions with the information in your profile.
Do not take this medication with any of the following:
Rilpivirine This medication may also interact with the following:
Antifungals such as itraconazole, ketoconazole, and voriconazole
Certain antivirals for HIV or hepatitis
Certain medications that treat or prevent blood clots such as warfarin
Medications for anxiety, panic, and sleep such as diazepam
Medications for seizures such as carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin
St. John’s wort