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Voxelotor tablets

What is this medicine?

VOXELOTOR (vox EL oh tor) is a hemoglobin S polymerization inhibitor. This medicine is used for sickle cell disease.

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not cut, crush or chew this medicine. Swallow the tablets whole. You can take it with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 12 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives; swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • signs and symptoms of a blood clot such as chest pain; shortness of breath; pain, swelling, or warmth in the leg

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea

  • fever

  • headache

  • nausea

  • stomach pain

  • tiredness

What may interact with this medicine?

  • efavirenz

  • fluconazole

  • ketoconazole

  • midazolam

  • rifampin

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, skip it. Take your next dose at the normal time. Do not take extra or 2 doses at the same time to make up for the missed dose.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at or below 30 degrees C (86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • liver disease

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to voxelotor, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your healthcare professional for regular checks on your progress. Tell your healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.


NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright© 2020 Elsevier