Sapropterin
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Sapropterin?

(sap roe TER in)

• This medicine is used to treat phenylketonuria (PKU).

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Wear disease medical alert identification.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Avoid medicines and natural products which contain phenylalanine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Headache.

• Runny nose.

• Diarrhea.

• Sore throat.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include...

 
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