Getting started on MYCAPSSA® (octreotide) capsules

Getting Started
on MYCAPSSA

TALKING TO YOUR DOCTOR

An open discussion with your doctor about your current acromegaly treatment can help start your transition to MYCAPSSA. A great way to prepare for your next doctor’s appointment is by downloading the MYCAPSSA Doctor Discussion Guide. Taking it to your appointment can help guide the conversation with your healthcare team and allow you and your doctor to determine if MYCAPSSA is right for you.

DOCTOR DISCUSSION GUIDE

At the beginning, I thought, ‘I’m so happy MYCAPSSA exists for patients in general,’ but for whatever reason, I thought it wasn’t for me. But after hearing the experience of patients who’ve been on MYCAPSSA and how pleased they are with their results, it was exciting and really motivated me to talk to my doctor and call CAPS. It gave me hope and I realized, maybe it is for me–what could I be missing?

– Ellen, Living With Acromegaly

Dedicated Patient Care Specialists from the Chiasma Access & Patient Support program, also known as CAPS, are your partners in your treatment journey. You can call the CAPS Patient Care team today at 1-833-3GO-CAPS (1-833-346-2277) or email us at [email protected] to learn how we can take this next step together.

Your personal Patient Care Specialist will help facilitate communication between you, your doctor, your specialty pharmacy, and your insurance company to make the transition to MYCAPSSA as painless as possible. CAPS Patient Care Specialist Services include:

Financial assistance for out-of-pocket expenses, including $0 out of pocket for all eligible, commercially insured patients.

Benefits investigation to better understand your insurance coverage for MYCAPSSA and how we can help.

Coordination of interactions between doctors, insurance companies, and specialty pharmacies to ensure setup and delivery of your MYCAPSSA capsules.

Ongoing support once you’ve started on MYCAPSSA. We’ll continue to check in—on your terms and your schedule.

Download the CAPS program overview to learn more about the full range of services.

DOWNLOAD HERE

Over time, I’ve learned that I’m not alone in my journey with acromegaly. Allowing myself to lean on the support and expertise of others is part of my treatment success.

– Traci, Living With Acromegaly

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INDICATION AND IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important safety information I should know?

MYCAPSSA can cause problems with the gallbladder. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any of these symptoms: sudden pain in your upper right stomach (abdomen) or right shoulder or between your shoulder blades; yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes; fever with chills; or nausea. Tell your healthcare provider if you have an irregular heartbeat. MYCAPSSA may affect your blood sugar, thyroid hormone, or vitamin B12 levels. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any problems or conditions related to these. Your healthcare provider may monitor these levels during your treatment with MYCAPSSA.

Who should not use MYCAPSSA?

MYCAPSSA can cause a serious allergic reaction including anaphylactic shock. Stop taking MYCAPSSA right away and get emergency help if you have any of these symptoms: swelling of your tongue, throat, lips, eyes or face; trouble swallowing or breathing; severe itching of the skin with rash or raised bumps; feeling faint; chest pain; or rapid heartbeat.

Do not use MYCAPSSA if you are allergic to octreotide or any other ingredients in MYCAPSSA. If you need to know the ingredients, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

If you have certain other medical conditions, you should use MYCAPSSA with caution. Tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, especially the following: pregnancy or breastfeeding; liver disease; kidney disease; or difficulty in emptying bladder completely.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take. MYCAPSSA may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how MYCAPSSA works.

What are the possible side effects of MYCAPSSA?

The most common side effects are headache, joint pain, nausea, weakness, diarrhea, and sweating a lot.

Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Keep MYCAPSSA and all medicines out of the reach of children.

How should I take MYCAPSSA?

Do not take MYCAPSSA with food. MYCAPSSA should be taken with a glass of water on an empty stomach. Take MYCAPSSA at least 1 hour before a meal or at least 2 hours after a meal (for example, you could take your morning dose 1 hour before breakfast and your evening dose at bedtime).

What is MYCAPSSA (octreotide) for?

MYCAPSSA is an oral prescription medicine used in the long-term maintenance treatment of acromegaly in people for whom initial treatment with octreotide or lanreotide has been effective and tolerated.

If these treatments are effective and your body is tolerating it, you may be eligible to take MYCAPSSA instead of the injections. Ask your doctor if this oral treatment is appropriate for you.

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INDICATION AND IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important safety information I should know?

MYCAPSSA can cause problems with the gallbladder. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any of these symptoms: sudden pain in your upper right stomach (abdomen) or right shoulder or between your shoulder blades; yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes; fever with chills; or nausea. Tell your healthcare provider if you have an irregular heartbeat. MYCAPSSA may affect your blood sugar, thyroid hormone, or vitamin B12 levels. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any problems or conditions related to these. Your healthcare provider may monitor these levels during your treatment with MYCAPSSA.

Who should not use MYCAPSSA?

MYCAPSSA can cause a serious allergic reaction including anaphylactic shock. Stop taking MYCAPSSA right away and get emergency help if you have any of these symptoms: swelling of your tongue, throat, lips, eyes or face; trouble swallowing or breathing; severe itching of the skin with rash or raised bumps; feeling faint; chest pain; or rapid heartbeat.

Do not use MYCAPSSA if you are allergic to octreotide or any other ingredients in MYCAPSSA. If you need to know the ingredients, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

If you have certain other medical conditions, you should use MYCAPSSA with caution. Tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, especially the following: pregnancy or breastfeeding; liver disease; kidney disease; or difficulty in emptying bladder completely.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take. MYCAPSSA may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how MYCAPSSA works.

What are the possible side effects of MYCAPSSA?

The most common side effects are headache, joint pain, nausea, weakness, diarrhea, and sweating a lot.

Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Keep MYCAPSSA and all medicines out of the reach of children.

How should I take MYCAPSSA?

Do not take MYCAPSSA with food. MYCAPSSA should be taken with a glass of water on an empty stomach. Take MYCAPSSA at least 1 hour before a meal or at least 2 hours after a meal (for example, you could take your morning dose 1 hour before breakfast and your evening dose at bedtime).

What is MYCAPSSA (octreotide) for?

MYCAPSSA is an oral prescription medicine used in the long-term maintenance treatment of acromegaly in people for whom initial treatment with octreotide or lanreotide has been effective and tolerated.

If these treatments are effective and your body is tolerating it, you may be eligible to take MYCAPSSA instead of the injections. Ask your doctor if this oral treatment is appropriate for you.