- For females who are able to get pregnant:
- Your healthcare provider will do a pregnancy test to make sure that you are not pregnant before you start taking VERQUVO.
- You must use effective forms of birth control during treatment and for 1 month after you stop treatment with VERQUVO. Talk to your healthcare provider about forms of birth control that you may use to prevent pregnancy during treatment.
- Tell your healthcare provider right away if you become pregnant or think you are pregnant during treatment with VERQUVO.
Do not take VERQUVO if you:
- are taking another medicine called a soluble guanylate cyclase stimulator (sGC). Ask your healthcare provider if you are not sure if you are taking an sGC medicine.
- are pregnant.
Before taking VERQUVO, tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including if you:
- are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if VERQUVO passes into your breast milk. Do not breastfeed if you take VERQUVO. Talk with your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you take VERQUVO.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take. Certain other medicines may affect how VERQUVO works.
The most common side effects of VERQUVO include:
- low blood pressure
- low red blood cells (anemia)
How should I take VERQUVO?
- Take VERQUVO exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to.
- Take VERQUVO 1 time each day with food.
- Swallow VERQUVO tablets whole. If you are not able to swallow the tablet whole, you may crush VERQUVO tablets and mix with water right before taking your dose.
- Your healthcare provider may change your dose — when you first start taking VERQUVO to find the best dose for you and how well you tolerate VERQUVO.
- If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember on the same day of the missed dose. Do not take 2 doses of VERQUVO on the same day to make up for a missed dose.
- If you take too much VERQUVO, call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.
Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Please read the accompanying Medication Guide for VERQUVO, including the information about birth defects if taken during pregnancy, and discuss it with your doctor. The physician Prescribing Information also is available.