Taking MYCAPSSA

How to take MYCAPSSA

Establishing a routine for taking MYCAPSSA twice daily may help it become a seamless part of your daily schedule. You play an important part in the success of MYCAPSSA through taking it on a regular schedule and as directed by your doctor.

Taking each dose of MYCAPSSA as prescribed

Take your dose of MYCAPSSA twice daily, once in the morning and once again in the evening.

You must take MYCAPSSA on an empty stomach, so it’s important to schedule your MYCAPSSA doses around meals. Do not eat or drink anything except water for 2 hours before taking MYCAPSSA and for 1 hour after.

Make sure to take each capsule with a glass of water. Always swallow the capsules whole.

IMPORTANT! Did you know?

Taking MYCAPSSA with food may decrease its effectiveness because it limits your body’s ability to absorb the medication. In one study, taking MYCAPSSA with food caused about a 90% decrease in absorption of the medication.

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When I started taking MYCAPSSA, I was careful to make sure I was taking it exactly as my doctor told me: with a glass of water, 2 hours of fasting before and 1 hour after taking my dose. I’d never taken medication with such specific instructions for when to take it concerning food. However, it did take some time to settle into a schedule of taking it at work before my lunch break and before falling asleep at night. Ever since I’ve developed my routine, it hasn’t been that difficult to stick to it. It’s part of my everyday life.
Jim, Living With Acromegaly
Jim participated in a clinical trial for MYCAPSSA


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.

FINDING THE RIGHT DOSE OF MYCAPSSA FOR YOU.

Once you’ve started on MYCAPSSA, your doctor may or may not decide to adjust the number of capsules you take each day, depending on your IGF-I hormonal levels and your acromegaly signs and symptoms.

Depending on your dose, your doctor will tell you to take 2, 3, or 4 capsules daily:

- 40 mg 1 capsule and 1 capsule PM

- 60 mg 2 capsules and 1 capsule PM

- 80 mg 2 capsules and 2 capsules PM

Make sure to have an open dialogue about how you feel and let your doctor know how MYCAPSSA is working for you. This will help ensure that you are receiving the right amount of medicine to properly manage your acromegaly.

It is wonderful to have an oral option available. It could take away that mental piece of having to get an injection and the pain and inconvenience that I definitely have each month.
Traci, Living With Acromegaly

DEVELOPING A DAILY ROUTINE TO TAKE MYCAPSSA IS KEY!

• A regular twice daily dosing schedule may help you remember to take your capsules.

• Keep MYCAPSSA in an easy-to-see but secure spot and away from children. A visual clue may help you remember to take it.

• Pretty soon, taking your medicine could become a routine, like brushing your teeth for example (and that might be a good time to take your MYCAPSSA, too).

Tips for developing a daily routine with MYCAPSSA:

Program daily alarms on your phone to remind you when it’s time to take your doses

Leave your MYCAPSSA wallet and a glass of water next to your bed, so that you can take it as soon as you wake up and just before bed

Try to make taking MYCAPSSA a part of your current morning and evening routines, like brushing your teeth, making the bed, or feeding your pets

Try creating a morning and evening self-care routine and build MYCAPSSA into it–do some stretching, try meditation, or set aside a few minutes to read

Ask a loved one to be part of your treatment journey and tell them how much MYCAPSSA means to you. They can also help you with daily reminders and make it fun–give each other a high five after each dose

For me, taking MYCAPSSA twice daily has been a non-issue. I take it as soon as I get up. I get ready for work. I go to work and, by that time, it’s been an hour so I’m free to have my breakfast. And then I take the second pill at night, right before I go to bed. I’ve been able to easily incorporate it into my routine on a daily basis.
Shannon, Living With Acromegaly
Shannon participated in a clinical trial for MYCAPSSA


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INDICATION AND IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

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.

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.

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.

Tell your healthcare provider if you have an irregular heartbeat.

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).

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INDICATION AND IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

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.

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.

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.

Tell your healthcare provider if you have an irregular heartbeat.

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).