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    Niraparib Capsules

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    Nov.16.2023

    Niraparib Oral capsule

    What is this medication?

    NIRAPARIB (nye RAP a rib) treats ovarian cancer. It works by blocking a protein that causes cancer cells to grow and multiply. This helps to slow or stop the spread of cancer cells.

    This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

    How should I use this medication?

    Take this medication by mouth with water. Take it as directed on the prescription label at the same time every day. Do not cut, crush, or chew this medication. Swallow the capsules whole. You can take it with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food. Your care team may change your dose or tell you to stop taking this medication if you get side effects. Do not change your dose or stop taking it unless your care team tells you to.

    Talk to your care team about the use of this medication in children. Special care may be needed.

    Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

    What side effects may I notice from receiving this medication?

    Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:

    • Allergic reactions—skin rash, itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
    • Increase in blood pressure
    • Infection—fever, chills, cough, sore throat, wounds that don't heal, pain or trouble when passing urine, general feeling of discomfort or being unwell
    • Low red blood cell level—unusual weakness or fatigue, dizziness, headache, trouble breathing
    • Sudden and severe headache, confusion, change in vision, seizures, which may be signs of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES)
    • Unusual bruising or bleeding

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

    • Constipation
    • Diarrhea
    • Fatigue
    • Loss of appetite
    • Muscle pain
    • Nausea
    • Trouble sleeping
    This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

    Where should I keep my medication?

    Keep out of the reach of children and pets.

    Store 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:

    • Take the medication to a medication take-back program. Check with your pharmacy or law enforcement to find a location.
    • If you cannot return the medication, check the label or package insert to see if the medication should be thrown out in the garbage or flushed down the toilet. If you are not sure, ask your care team. If it is safe to put it in the trash, empty the medication out of the container. Mix the medication with cat litter, dirt, coffee grounds, or other unwanted substance. Seal the mixture in a bag or container. Put it in the trash.
    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.

    What should I tell my care team before I take this medication?

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

    • Heart disease
    • High blood pressure
    • Liver disease
    • Low blood counts (white cells, red cells, and platelets)
    • An unusual or allergic reaction to niraparib, FD&C Yellow No. 5 (tartrazine), other medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives
    • Pregnant or trying to get pregnant
    • Breastfeeding

    What may interact with this medication?

    Interactions have not been studied.

    This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

    What if I miss a dose?

    If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

    If you vomit after taking your dose, do not take another dose. Take your next dose at your usual time the next day.

    What should I watch for while using this medication?

    Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medication.

    You may need blood work while you are taking this medication.

    This medication may make you feel generally unwell. This is not uncommon as chemotherapy can affect healthy cells as well as cancer cells. Report any side effects. Continue your course of treatment even though you feel ill unless your care team tells you to stop.

    This medication may increase your risk of getting an infection. Call your care team for advice if you get a fever, chills, sore throat, or other symptoms of a cold or flu. Do not treat yourself. Try to avoid being around people who are sick.

    Avoid taking medications that contain aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen, or ketoprofen unless instructed by your care team. These medications may hide a fever.

    Be careful brushing or flossing your teeth or using a toothpick because you may get an infection or bleed more easily. If you have any dental work done, tell your dentist you are receiving this medication.

    Talk to your care team if you may be pregnant. Serious birth defects can occur if you take this medication during pregnancy and for 6 months after the last dose. You will need a negative pregnancy test before starting this medication. Contraception is recommended while taking this medication and for 6 months after the last dose. Your care team can help you find the option that works for you.

    Do not breastfeed while taking this medication and for 1 month after the last dose.

    This medication may cause infertility. Talk to your care team if you are concerned about your fertility.

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