How should I take risdiplam?
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
A healthcare provider will teach you how to properly prepare the daily dose. Read and carefully follow any Instructions for Use provided with your medicine.
Risdiplam is supplied as a liquid that must be mixed at the pharmacy. Do not use this medicine in powder form. If you receive the medicine as a powder, ask your pharmacist to mix the medicine for you.
Measure risdiplam carefully. Use only one of the dosing syringes provided (choose the syringe size for your correct dose). Do not use a kitchen spoon or any other medicine dose-measuring device.
Prepare a dose only when you are ready to give it. After placing risdiplam into the oral syringe, you must give the medicine within 5 minutes. If not given within 5 minutes, throw out the liquid and prepare a new dose.
Always take this medicine after a meal, at the same time each day.
If the child using risdiplam is breastfed, give the medicine after feeding. Do not mix risdiplam with infant formula or milk.
To make sure you swallow the entire dose, drink a glass water after taking the medicine.
If the entire dose is not swallowed or if you vomit shortly after taking risdiplam, do not take another dose. Wait until your next scheduled dose time to take the medicine again.
If you are giving this medicine through a nasogastric or gastrostomy tube, your doctor should first check the tube. Follow all directions about how to give risdiplam through the tube, and flush the tube with water after each dose.
Avoid getting this medicine in your eyes or on your skin. If this happens, wash your skin with soap and water or rinse your eyes with water.
The oral syringe is reusable. Wash the syringe after each use and allow it to air dry. If your syringe is lost or damaged, call your pharmacist for a new one.
Store risdiplam in the original bottle in an upright position in the refrigerator. Protect from light and do not freeze. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use. Throw away any unused liquid if it has been longer than 64 days since it was mixed at the pharmacy.
Risdiplam doses are based on weight in children. Your child's dose needs will change as the child grows and gains weight.
Do not stop taking risdiplam or change your dose without your doctor's advice.