Learn more about Elsevier’s Drug Patient Education today! Empower and engage your patients to use medication safely.
ELIGLUSTAT (el i GLOO stat) treats Gaucher disease. It works by decreasing the amount of fatty substances (lipids) your body makes, which prevents the buildup of lipids in the spleen, liver, and other tissues. This decreases symptoms.
Take this medication by mouth with water. Take it as directed on the prescription label. Do not cut, crush, or chew this medication. You can take it with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food. Keep taking it unless your care team tells you to stop.
Do not take this medication with grapefruit juice.
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 about the use of this medication in children. Special care may be needed.
Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your care team if they continue or are bothersome):
Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Get rid of any unused medication after the expiration date.
To get rid of medications that are no longer needed or have expired:
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
Do not take this medication with any of the following:
This medication may also interact with the following:
If you miss a dose, take the next dose at the usual time. Do not take double or extra doses.
Tell your care team if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
Certain genetic factors may reduce the effect of this medication. Your care team may use genetic tests to determine treatment.
Cookies are used by this site. To decline or learn more, visit our cookie notice.