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Taking TAVALISSE—the benefit of an oral medication

TAVALISSE has no dietary restrictions

  1. Pills iconAvailable in 2 dose strengths, 100 mg and 150 mg
  2. Calendar iconTwice-daily oral medicine
  3. Pizza iconCan be taken with or without food

Based on your response to therapy, your healthcare provider will find the right treatment schedule for you. You should take TAVALISSE exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to take it.

Your healthcare provider will perform certain checks and tests during your treatment with TAVALISSE 

Your healthcare provider will check your platelet count, complete blood count including white blood cell count, liver function tests, and blood pressure during your treatment with TAVALISSE, and may change your dose of TAVALISSE as needed.

If you miss a dose of TAVALISSE, take your next dose at its regularly scheduled time

If you take too much TAVALISSE, call your healthcare provider right away or immediately go to the nearest hospital emergency room.  

Know the medicines you take and keep a list of them handy

Taking TAVALISSE with certain other medicines may affect how the other medicines work and other medicines may affect how TAVALISSE works.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including:

  • prescription medicines
  • over-the-counter medicines
  • vitamins
  • herbal supplements

Keep a list of them and show it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist before starting TAVALISSE and whenever the list changes while you're on TAVALISSE.

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Fit TAVALISSE into your lifestyle

It’s important that you take TAVALISSE every day as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Creating a daily routine will help make TAVALISSE a regular part of your lifestyle. Here are some tips to get you started. Find a method that works best for you.

  1. Pen iconMy Treatment Journal is designed to help you incorporate TAVALISSE into your lifestyle, monitor your progress, and help you stay on track.

    Be sure to share the information you record in this journal with your healthcare provider at each appointment.

  2. Mobile telephone iconTake advantage of technology. You can set a daily alarm on your cell phone. Or you can use a smartphone to alert you when it’s time to take your medication. Smartphones and other handheld devices can also provide texts, emails, or other reminders to help you keep track of your dosing schedule. 
  3. Routine iconCombine with a daily activity. You can tie taking your medication with a daily routine like brushing your teeth or getting ready for bed.
  4. Family and friends iconEngage other family members or friends. There may be others in your circle of support who would be willing to help remind you to take your medication. Identify individuals you know and work out a plan that will work for you. 

Important Safety Information

What is TAVALISSE?

TAVALISSE is a prescription medication used to treat adults with low platelet counts due to chronic ITP when a prior treatment for ITP has not worked well enough. It is not known if TAVALISSE is safe and effective in children.

What is the most important information I should know about TAVALISSE?

TAVALISSE can cause serious side effects including: 

  • High blood pressure (hypertension). New or worsening high blood pressure is common in people treated with TAVALISSE and can be severe. Your healthcare provider will check your blood pressure regularly during treatment with TAVALISSE. If needed, your healthcare provider may start you on blood pressure medicine or change your current medicine to treat your blood pressure. Tell your healthcare provider if you get headaches, confusion, dizziness, chest pain, or shortness of breath.
  • Liver problems. Changes in liver function blood tests are common with TAVALISSE. Liver problems may occur and can be severe. Your healthcare provider will regularly do blood tests to check how well your liver is working during treatment with TAVALISSE.
  • Diarrhea. Diarrhea is common in people treated with TAVALISSE and can be severe. Tell your healthcare provider if you get diarrhea during treatment with TAVALISSE. Your healthcare provider may recommend changes in your diet, drinking more water, or medicine to limit these symptoms.
  • Decreases in white blood cell count (neutropenia). Decreases in your white blood cell count are common with TAVALISSE and can be severe. This may increase your risk for infection, including serious infections. Your healthcare provider will regularly do blood tests to check your white blood cell counts.

Your healthcare provider may change your dose, temporarily stop, or permanently stop treatment with TAVALISSE if you have side effects.

Before you take TAVALISSE, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you: 
  • have high blood pressure
  • have liver problems
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. TAVALISSE can harm your unborn baby.
    • Your healthcare provider will check if you are pregnant before starting treatment with TAVALISSE.
    • Females who can become pregnant should use effective birth control during treatment with TAVALISSE and for at least 1 month after the last dose.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Taking TAVALISSE with certain other medicines may affect how the other medicines work or how TAVALISSE works. 

What are the possible side effects of TAVALISSE?

The most common side effects of TAVALISSE include:

  • Nausea, rash, dizziness, tiredness, respiratory infection, chest pain, and stomach (abdomen) pain.

These are not all the side effects of TAVALISSE. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA, at 1-800-FDA-1088

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Important Safety Information

What is TAVALISSE?

TAVALISSE is a prescription medication used to treat adults with low platelet counts due to chronic ITP when a prior treatment  for ITP has not worked well enough. It is not known if TAVALISSE is safe and effective in children.

What is the most important information I should know about TAVALISSE?

TAVALISSE can cause serious side effects including:

  • High blood pressure (hypertension). New or worsening high blood pressure is common in people treated with TAVALISSE and can be severe. Your healthcare provider will check your blood pressure regularly during treatment with TAVALISSE. If needed, your healthcare provider may start you on blood pressure medicine or change your current medicine to treat your blood pressure. Tell your healthcare provider if you get headaches, confusion, dizziness, chest pain, or shortness of breath.