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Find tools and resources to help you or a loved one get started with taking RAVICTI® (glycerol phenylbutyrate) Oral Liquid.

Connecting with the Community after UCD

You may have a rare condition, but you’re not alone.

Starting RAVICTI

lauren
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Voiceover:

USE and IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is RAVICTI

RAVICTI (glycerol phenylbutyrate) Oral Liquid is a prescription medicine used for long-term management of high blood levels of ammonia (hyperammonemia) caused by a condition called a urea cycle disorder (UCD).  RAVICTI should be used if the UCD cannot be managed with a low-protein diet and dietary supplements alone.  RAVICTI must be used along with a low-protein diet and in some cases, dietary supplements.

RAVICTI is not used to treat extremely high levels of ammonia in the blood (hyperammonemic crisis) in people with UCDs.

It is not known if RAVICTI is safe and effective for the treatment of N-acetylglutamate synthase (NAGS) deficiency.

Lauren:

I’ve had a lot of experience with living with this. I got diagnosed when I was 2 years old. I’ve been through the process of taking powdered medicine and pills.

The most challenging thing about my previous medication was the amount, of how much I had to take. Pills after each meal was a lot.

When I found out about RAVICTI there was no hesitation from me because I had already been through so much with my other medication. 

I had been on pills for 25 years. So I was ready for a change.

When I first started taking RAVICTI, full-time, I was excited. Because I didn’t have to count out so many pills. 

I just did not realize how much time that took. 

I chose RAVICTI [because] it’s easy for me to take and I can move on to whatever else I need to do. 

It’s different for everyone, but for me my ammonia levels are managed really well.

If you’re nervous about making the switch to RAVICTI, you should talk to your doctor.

And if you ever get scared or feel like you’re unsure whether it is the right choice or not, you can look at me as an example and say, “This girl, she has tried it, and it’s worked for her.” And maybe that will give you some hope and some courage to move on with the choice to try it.

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important safety information I should know about RAVICTI?

RAVICTI may cause serious side effects, including:
Nervous system side effects (Neurotoxicity). The breakdown of RAVICTI produces the byproduct phenylacetate (PAA), which may cause nervous system side effects. 
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these symptoms while taking RAVICTI: 
  • sleepiness 
  • lightheadedness 
  • change in taste 
  • problems with hearing 
  • confusion 
  • problems with memory
  • worsening of numbness, tingling, or burning in your hands or feet  
  • headache 
  • feeling very tired (fatigue) 
  • nausea 
  • vomiting 

Who should not take RAVICTI?

Do not take RAVICTI if you are allergic to phenylbutyrate. Call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room if you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction while taking RAVICTI:

  • wheezing
  • shortness of breath
  • cough
  • low blood pressure
  • flushing
  • nausea
  • skin rash

 

What should I tell my doctor before taking RAVICTI?

Tell your doctor about any medical conditions and if you:

  • Have liver or kidney problems. 
  • Have pancreas or bowel (intestine) problems. 
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if RAVICTI will harm your unborn baby. 
    • Pregnancy Registry: There is a Pregnancy Registry for women who take RAVICTI just before becoming pregnant or who become pregnant during treatment with RAVICTI. The purpose of this registry is to collect information about the health of you and your baby. Talk to your doctor about how you can join the Pregnancy Registry. For more information about this registry, call 1-855-823-2595 or visitwww.ucdregistry.com.
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if RAVICTI passes into your breast milk. Breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment with RAVICTI. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you take RAVICTI. 

What are possible side effects of RAVICTI?

RAVICTI may cause serious side effects, including:

  • See “What is the most important information I should know about RAVICTI?

 The most common side effects of RAVICTI in adults include:

  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • headache
  • abdomen (stomach) pain
  • vomiting
  • tiredness
  • decreased appetite
  • indigestion or heartburn 

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children 2 years to 17 years of age include:

  • upper abdomen (stomach) pain
  • rash
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • decreased appetite
  • headache 

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children 2 months to less than 2 years of age include:

  • low white blood cell count (neutropenia)
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • reduced food intake
  • cough
  • stuffy nose
  • runny nose
  • skin rash
  • small round bumps on the skin 

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children less than 2 months of age include:

  • vomiting
  • rash
  • gastroesophageal reflux
  • increased levels of liver enzymes in the blood
  • decreased appetite and reduced food intake
  • low red blood cell count (anemia)
  • cough
  • loss of too much body fluid (dehydration)
  • too much acid in the blood (acidosis)
  • high blood platelet count (thrombocytosis)
  • low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia)
  • low blood neutrophil count (type of white blood cell) (neutropenia)
  • high white blood cell count (lymphocytosis)
  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • constipation
  • fever
  • drowsiness (lethargy)
  • irritability
  • agitation

These are not all of the possible side effects of RAVICTI.  Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For additional important safety information, see the Medication Guide available at RAVICTI.com and discuss with your doctor.

Lauren’s Story

“I chose RAVICTI… it’s easy for me to take, and I can move on to whatever else I need to do.” 

amy-mya
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Voiceover:

USE and IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is RAVICTI?

RAVICTI (glycerol phenylbutyrate) Oral Liquid is a prescription medicine used for long-term management of high blood levels of ammonia (hyperammonemia) caused by a condition called a urea cycle disorder (UCD). RAVICTI should be used if the UCD cannot be managed with a low-protein diet and dietary supplements alone. RAVICTI must be used along with a low-protein diet and in some cases, dietary supplements.

RAVICTI is not used to treat extremely high levels of ammonia in the blood (hyperammonemic crisis) in people with UCDs.

It is not known if RAVICTI is safe and effective for the treatment of N-acetylglutamate synthase (NAGS) deficiency.

Amy:

Mya was diagnosed at 6 months old. Our first step was low-protein diet. And she was just on that until about a year. At a year, we added some supplements. At 2 years, we had to add a medication, an ammonia scavenger.

The ammonia scavenger she was on…could leave a bad taste in the mouth.

It was challenging to just flat out get her to take it.

And I thought there has to be another treatment.

I was willing to try something new.

So I went to the internet, and I searched and I searched, and I found RAVICTI. And I thought, I have to get my child on this.

I did talk to my doctor about starting RAVICTI.

I had found most of the information…online, so I pretty much sent him a link and said, “Here’s this information.” And…he responded, “Great. I support you.”

RAVICTI may not be a fit for everybody. For Mya specifically, it is convenient because it’s tasteless, it’s odorless. Mya really doesn’t mind taking it.

For us starting RAVICTI was pretty easy.

It was [easy] for her to take and the routine was the same, cause she still got the RAVICTI at the same time every day that she got the other one. It was just a different medication.

Every family’s experience is different, but for us Mya has been on RAVICTI for almost 6 years [and] we continue to like the convenience.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important safety information I should know about RAVICTI?

RAVICTI may cause serious side effects, including:

Nervous system side effects (Neurotoxicity). The breakdown of RAVICTI produces the byproduct phenylacetate (PAA), which may cause nervous system side effects.

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these symptoms while taking RAVICTI:

  • sleepiness
  • lightheadedness
  • change in taste
  • problems with hearing
  • confusion
  • problems with memory
  • worsening of numbness, tingling, or burning in your hands or feet
  • headache
  • feeling very tired (fatigue)
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Who should not take RAVICTI?

Do not take RAVICTI if you are allergic to phenylbutyrate. Call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room if you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction while taking RAVICTI:

  • wheezing
  • shortness of breath
  • cough
  • low blood pressure
  • flushing
  • nausea
  • skin rash

What should I tell my doctor before taking RAVICTI?

Tell your doctor about any medical conditions and if you:

  • Have liver or kidney problems.
  • Have pancreas or bowel (intestine) problems.
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if RAVICTI will harm your unborn baby.
    • Pregnancy Registry: There is a Pregnancy Registry for women who take RAVICTI just before becoming pregnant or who become pregnant during treatment with RAVICTI. The purpose of this registry is to collect information about the health of you and your baby. Talk to your doctor about how you can join the Pregnancy Registry. For more information about this registry, call 1-855-823-2595 or visitwww.ucdregistry.com.
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if RAVICTI passes into your breast milk. Breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment with RAVICTI. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you take RAVICTI.

What are possible side effects of RAVICTI?

RAVICTI may cause serious side effects, including:

  • See “What is the most important information I should know about RAVICTI?

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in adults include:

  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • headache
  • abdomen (stomach) pain
  • vomiting
  • tiredness
  • decreased appetite
  • indigestion or heartburn

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children 2 years to 17 years of age include:

  • upper abdomen (stomach) pain
  • rash
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • decreased appetite
  • headache

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children 2 months to less than 2 years of age include:

  • low white blood cell count (neutropenia)
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • reduced food intake
  • cough
  • stuffy nose
  • runny nose
  • skin rash
  • small round bumps on the skin

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children less than 2 months of age include:

  • vomiting
  • rash
  • gastroesophageal reflux
  • increased levels of liver enzymes in the blood
  • decreased appetite and reduced food intake
  • low red blood cell count (anemia)
  • cough
  • loss of too much body fluid (dehydration)
  • too much acid in the blood (acidosis)
  • high blood platelet count (thrombocytosis)
  • low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia)
  • low blood neutrophil count (type of white blood cell) (neutropenia)
  • high white blood cell count (lymphocytosis)
  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • constipation
  • fever
  • drowsiness (lethargy)
  • irritability
  • agitation

These are not all of the possible side effects of RAVICTI. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For additional important safety information, see the Medication Guide available at RAVICTI.com and discuss with your doctor.

Amy & Mya’s Story

“My daughter Mya has been on RAVICTI for almost 6 years and we continue to like the convenience.”

pat-isaac
Read Transcript

Voiceover:

USE and IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is RAVICTI

RAVICTI (glycerol phenylbutyrate) Oral Liquid is a prescription medicine used for long-term management of high blood levels of ammonia (hyperammonemia) caused by a condition called a urea cycle disorder (UCD).  RAVICTI should be used if the UCD cannot be managed with a low-protein diet and dietary supplements alone.  RAVICTI must be used along with a low-protein diet and in some cases, dietary supplements.

RAVICTI is not used to treat extremely high levels of ammonia in the blood (hyperammonemic crisis) in people with UCDs.

It is not known if RAVICTI is safe and effective for the treatment of N-acetylglutamate synthase (NAGS) deficiency.

David:

Before RAVICTI the medicine that they were taking was burdensome. I could not leave our house without a backpack. And that backpack, it had the medicine in it, but it also had everything I needed to prepare the medicine.

It formed our life. Everywhere we went, we’re connected to the medicine. And it took a lot of time to prepare, and you had to measure and mix and there was so much of that.

So my life wasn’t revolving around what we were doing. Everything we did revolved around taking medicine.

Isaac:

My mom was taking the pills. I was taking the powder.

It took me about 15 minutes per day just to take one round of medicine.

Patricia:

The other medication involved…swallowing up to 39 pills a day. And I’m at work, and I’m in front of my students or my coworkers trying to down all these pills with my lunch.

Isaac:

The most challenging thing was definitely the taste. I’m glad that RAVICTI’s tasteless.

When I first [started] RAVICTI, I was, of course, nervous. But as I kept on taking it and taking it, I was noticing that it’s very convenient.

With the RAVICTI, all I gotta do is just measure out my dose, just take it. So it’s pretty easy for me to just take care of my own medication.

Patricia:

I know RAVICTI is not always going to…work for everybody. But for myself my ammonia levels are well maintained.

David:

Not everyone is this way, but for us, RAVICTI made a huge difference.

We have a small little pack we go out with.

Isaac:

It’s just a little bottle. You can either have a little carrying case or just even carry it in your pocket, as long as you’re careful.

So, it is very convenient to just take wherever you need.

David:

They simply measure it, and they take it right there on the spot, and we move forward.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important safety information I should know about RAVICTI?

RAVICTI may cause serious side effects, including:

Nervous system side effects (Neurotoxicity). The breakdown of RAVICTI produces the byproduct phenylacetate (PAA), which may cause nervous system side effects.

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these symptoms while taking RAVICTI:

  • sleepiness
  • lightheadedness
  • change in taste
  • problems with hearing
  • confusion
  • problems with memory
  • worsening of numbness, tingling, or burning in your hands or feet
  • headache
  • feeling very tired (fatigue)
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Who should not take RAVICTI?

Do not take RAVICTI if you are allergic to phenylbutyrate. Call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room if you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction while taking RAVICTI:

  • wheezing
  • shortness of breath
  • cough
  • low blood pressure
  • flushing
  • nausea
  • skin rash

What should I tell my doctor before taking RAVICTI?

Tell your doctor about any medical conditions and if you:

  • Have liver or kidney problems.
  • Have pancreas or bowel (intestine) problems.
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if RAVICTI will harm your unborn baby.
    • Pregnancy Registry: There is a Pregnancy Registry for women who take RAVICTI just before becoming pregnant or who become pregnant during treatment with RAVICTI. The purpose of this registry is to collect information about the health of you and your baby. Talk to your doctor about how you can join the Pregnancy Registry. For more information about this registry, call 1-855-823-2595 or visitwww.ucdregistry.com.
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if RAVICTI passes into your breast milk. Breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment with RAVICTI. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you take RAVICTI.

What are possible side effects of RAVICTI?

RAVICTI may cause serious side effects, including:

  • See “What is the most important information I should know about RAVICTI?

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in adults include:

  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • headache
  • abdomen (stomach) pain
  • vomiting
  • tiredness
  • decreased appetite
  • indigestion or heartburn

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children 2 years to 17 years of age include:

  • upper abdomen (stomach) pain
  • rash
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • decreased appetite
  • headache

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children 2 months to less than 2 years of age include:

  • low white blood cell count (neutropenia)
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • reduced food intake
  • cough
  • stuffy nose
  • runny nose
  • skin rash
  • small round bumps on the skin

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children less than 2 months of age include:

  • vomiting
  • rash
  • gastroesophageal reflux
  • increased levels of liver enzymes in the blood
  • decreased appetite and reduced food intake
  • low red blood cell count (anemia)
  • cough
  • loss of too much body fluid (dehydration)
  • too much acid in the blood (acidosis)
  • high blood platelet count (thrombocytosis)
  • low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia)
  • low blood neutrophil count (type of white blood cell) (neutropenia)
  • high white blood cell count (lymphocytosis)
  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • constipation
  • fever
  • drowsiness (lethargy)
  • irritability
  • agitation

These are not all of the possible side effects of RAVICTI. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For additional important safety information, see the Medication Guide available at RAVICTI.com and discuss with your doctor.

Patricia & Isaac’s Story

“I first learned that I had a urea cycle disorder when my son was diagnosed. For the first time, so many unanswered questions finally made sense.”

Real Life Stories

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Amy:

When I first heard UCD, I had no idea what the doctor was talking about. I had never heard of it. So the doctor said, “don’t Google it because it’s gonna be really scary.” So I did what any mom did, I immediately Googled it, and I thought, oh, my goodness. This is what she has, or this is what she could have?

When you are rare, you wanna know you’re not alone.

So being able to connect with other UCD patients, caregivers who understand what you’re going through is amazing.

Nick:

I’d never heard of it. She explained it to me, but it wasn’t probably until she used to give presentations to the first-year medical students when I first started to understand what it was.

Lauren:

Just ask as many questions as you want. The hard ones, the easy ones, the ones that you think might not be that important. Because every question is important.

David:

When I found out that my son and wife had UCD I felt relief.

I finally, finally knew what we were up against.

But, I had no idea how to treat this. Where to go. And so I felt completely joyous that we had diagnosis and completely lost on how to go about where do I go from here?

But the word is tenacity. You stay at it. Work with your doctor. Work with your insurance. Work with whoever you need. 

Patricia:

When we first got the diagnosis, I felt very alone. And there wasn’t that many resources out there to just find out more, whether it was other patients, other caregivers. Strategies on how to deal with diet and medication. There wasn’t that much out there.

Now there has been like a whole host of resources out there.  And I don’t want somebody to repeat what I have gone through unknowing.

It’s great to get to meet other families who are going through the same struggle that you’re going through.

It’s a relief to know that you’re not alone.

 

APPROVED USES and IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION for RAVICTI

What is RAVICTI?
RAVICTI (glycerol phenylbutyrate) Oral Liquid is a prescription medicine used for long-term management of high blood levels of ammonia (hyperammonemia) caused by a condition called a urea cycle disorder (UCD).  RAVICTI should be used if the UCD cannot be managed with a low-protein diet and dietary supplements alone.  RAVICTI must be used along with a low-protein diet and in some cases, dietary supplements.

RAVICTI is not used to treat extremely high levels of ammonia in the blood (hyperammonemic crisis) in people with UCDs.

It is not known if RAVICTI is safe and effective for the treatment of N-acetylglutamate synthase (NAGS) deficiency.

USE and IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is RAVICTI

RAVICTI (glycerol phenylbutyrate) Oral Liquid is a prescription medicine used for long-term management of high blood levels of ammonia (hyperammonemia) caused by a condition called a urea cycle disorder (UCD).  RAVICTI should be used if the UCD cannot be managed with a low-protein diet and dietary supplements alone.  RAVICTI must be used along with a low-protein diet and in some cases, dietary supplements.

RAVICTI is not used to treat extremely high levels of ammonia in the blood (hyperammonemic crisis) in people with UCDs.

It is not known if RAVICTI is safe and effective for the treatment of N-acetylglutamate synthase (NAGS) deficiency.

Lauren:

I’ve had a lot of experience with living with this. I got diagnosed when I was 2 years old. I’ve been through the process of taking powdered medicine and pills.

The most challenging thing about my previous medication was the amount, of how much I had to take. Pills after each meal was a lot.

When I found out about RAVICTI there was no hesitation from me because I had already been through so much with my other medication. 

I had been on pills for 25 years. So I was ready for a change.

When I first started taking RAVICTI, full-time, I was excited. Because I didn’t have to count out so many pills. 

I just did not realize how much time that took.

I chose RAVICTI [because] it’s easy for me to take and I can move on to whatever else I need to do.

It’s different for everyone, but for me my ammonia levels are managed really well.

If you’re nervous about making the switch to RAVICTI, you should talk to your doctor.

And if you ever get scared or feel like you’re unsure whether it is the right choice or not, you can look at me as an example and say, “This girl, she has tried it, and it’s worked for her.” And maybe that will give you some hope and some courage to move on with the choice to try it.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important safety information I should know about RAVICTI?

RAVICTI may cause serious side effects, including:

Nervous system side effects (Neurotoxicity). The breakdown of RAVICTI produces the byproduct phenylacetate (PAA), which may cause nervous system side effects.

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these symptoms while taking RAVICTI:

  • sleepiness
  • lightheadedness
  • change in taste
  • problems with hearing
  • confusion
  • problems with memory
  • worsening of numbness, tingling, or burning in your hands or feet
  • headache
  • feeling very tired (fatigue)
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Who should not take RAVICTI?

Do not take RAVICTI if you are allergic to phenylbutyrate. Call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room if you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction while taking RAVICTI:

  • wheezing
  • shortness of breath
  • cough
  • low blood pressure
  • flushing
  • nausea
  • skin rash

What should I tell my doctor before taking RAVICTI?

Tell your doctor about any medical conditions and if you:

  • Have liver or kidney problems.
  • Have pancreas or bowel (intestine) problems.
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if RAVICTI will harm your unborn baby.
    • Pregnancy Registry: There is a Pregnancy Registry for women who take RAVICTI just before becoming pregnant or who become pregnant during treatment with RAVICTI. The purpose of this registry is to collect information about the health of you and your baby. Talk to your doctor about how you can join the Pregnancy Registry. For more information about this registry, call 1-855-823-2595 or visit www.ucdregistry.com.
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if RAVICTI passes into your breast milk. Breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment with RAVICTI. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you take RAVICTI.

What are possible side effects of RAVICTI?

RAVICTI may cause serious side effects, including:

  • See “What is the most important information I should know about RAVICTI?

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in adults include:

  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • headache
  • abdomen (stomach) pain
  • vomiting
  • tiredness
  • decreased appetite
  • indigestion or heartburn

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children 2 years to 17 years of age include:

  • upper abdomen (stomach) pain
  • rash
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • decreased appetite
  • headache

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children 2 months to less than 2 years of age include:

  • low white blood cell count (neutropenia)
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • reduced food intake
  • cough
  • stuffy nose
  • runny nose
  • skin rash
  • small round bumps on the skin

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children less than 2 months of age include:

  • vomiting
  • rash
  • gastroesophageal reflux
  • increased levels of liver enzymes in the blood
  • decreased appetite and reduced food intake
  • low red blood cell count (anemia)
  • cough
  • loss of too much body fluid (dehydration)
  • too much acid in the blood (acidosis)
  • high blood platelet count (thrombocytosis)
  • low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia)
  • low blood neutrophil count (type of white blood cell) (neutropenia)
  • high white blood cell count (lymphocytosis)
  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • constipation
  • fever
  • drowsiness (lethargy)
  • irritability
  • agitation

These are not all of the possible side effects of RAVICTI. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For additional important safety information, see the Medication Guide available at RAVICTI.com and discuss with your doctor.

Connecting with the Community after UCD Diagnosis

“Just being able to connect with people who understand what you’re going through is amazing.”

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Amy:

It took me a few times, but now I’m that hospital mom momma bear. …After the lab techs come up, and they poke her twice…I’m the mom that’s not afraid to ask for the anesthesiologist because…if they waste 6 different poke sites, just trying to start one IV, we’re gonna be in trouble for that whole hospitalization.

And I had had different experiences with doctors and hospitals, so I knew right away that if you walk in and you act like you own the meeting, you own the meeting. And that’s what I did.

You have to be aware of what’s going on. And you know your child best.

David:

Thank God for doctors.

…They’re trying to do their best to serve you… So you have to treat them well. But at the same time you have to be an advocate when you present to a, ah, an emergency room or a medical situation with your child.

You won't get it from yelling. Don’t do anything like that. Just persistently be an advocate for your child.

You have to do it as a parent, and we’ve been teaching our son, to be his own advocate.

Do it sternly, firmly, consistently. Do not back down. If you do not get results, find somewhere where you can.

Advocating for Your Child

“As the mother of a child with a rare disease, you have to find your own voice, and use it.”

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Amy:

When we were at the very beginning, my, my mind fast-forwarded. Can she have kids? Will she be able to have a job? And all of a sudden I had to stop myself, and for 5 years I took a deep breath and said, we’re just going to get her to kindergarten. And now every day I take a deep breath, and I say, we’re gonna get her to graduate from high school. And then we’ll just figure it out every step of the way.

My hopes for Mya are that she can work outside the home if she wants to. To have a family if she wants to. To really have whatever future she wants.

Nick:

My hope for Lauren is that we can manage it, that she doesn’t have to be in the hospital. And we can manage it together.

Lauren:

I’ve had a lot of experience with the whole UCD journey. And, with his knowledge of nutrition and culinary arts I hope that we can just put that all together and just make that work for us and the rest of the UCD community in a really big and powerful way.

David:

I’m a dad. He’s my boy. He is just a gracious, loyal, loving, young man. So my greatest hope for Isaac would be that he’d be at a place where he could think about having a family of his own. That’s a simple basic thing. But for us, that’s a wonderful hope.

Patricia:

My greatest hope for Isaac is that he can be, and I know this is who he is – he is just a tenderhearted young man. He’s going to make somebody the best husband, the best dad. And, sorry. But I hope someday that he’ll be able to find that special someone who will just see him like we do, and love him for that.

I like to think that there’s hope down the road. That I will be able to dance at my granddaughter’s wedding. I will be able to persevere.

 

USE and IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is RAVICTI

RAVICTI (glycerol phenylbutyrate) Oral Liquid is a prescription medicine used for long-term management of high blood levels of ammonia (hyperammonemia) caused by a condition called a urea cycle disorder (UCD).  RAVICTI should be used if the UCD cannot be managed with a low-protein diet and dietary supplements alone.  RAVICTI must be used along with a low-protein diet and in some cases, dietary supplements.

RAVICTI is not used to treat extremely high levels of ammonia in the blood (hyperammonemic crisis) in people with UCDs.

It is not known if RAVICTI is safe and effective for the treatment of N-acetylglutamate synthase (NAGS) deficiency.

Lauren:

I’ve had a lot of experience with living with this. I got diagnosed when I was 2 years old. I’ve been through the process of taking powdered medicine and pills.

The most challenging thing about my previous medication was the amount, of how much I had to take. Pills after each meal was a lot.

When I found out about RAVICTI there was no hesitation from me because I had already been through so much with my other medication. 

I had been on pills for 25 years. So I was ready for a change.

When I first started taking RAVICTI, full-time, I was excited. Because I didn’t have to count out so many pills. 

I just did not realize how much time that took. 

I chose RAVICTI [because] it’s easy for me to take and I can move on to whatever else I need to do. 

It’s different for everyone, but for me my ammonia levels are managed really well.

If you’re nervous about making the switch to RAVICTI, you should talk to your doctor.

And if you ever get scared or feel like you’re unsure whether it is the right choice or not, you can look at me as an example and say, “This girl, she has tried it, and it’s worked for her.” And maybe that will give you some hope and some courage to move on with the choice to try it.

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important safety information I should know about RAVICTI?

RAVICTI may cause serious side effects, including:

Nervous system side effects (Neurotoxicity). The breakdown of RAVICTI produces the byproduct phenylacetate (PAA), which may cause nervous system side effects.

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these symptoms while taking RAVICTI:

  • sleepiness
  • lightheadedness
  • change in taste
  • problems with hearing
  • confusion
  • problems with memory
  • worsening of numbness, tingling, or burning in your hands or feet
  • headache
  • feeling very tired (fatigue)
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Who should not take RAVICTI?

Do not take RAVICTI if you are allergic to phenylbutyrate. Call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room if you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction while taking RAVICTI:

  • wheezing
  • shortness of breath
  • cough
  • low blood pressure
  • flushing
  • nausea
  • skin rash

What should I tell my doctor before taking RAVICTI?

Tell your doctor about any medical conditions and if you:

  • Have liver or kidney problems.
  • Have pancreas or bowel (intestine) problems.
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if RAVICTI will harm your unborn baby.
    • Pregnancy Registry: There is a Pregnancy Registry for women who take RAVICTI just before becoming pregnant or who become pregnant during treatment with RAVICTI. The purpose of this registry is to collect information about the health of you and your baby. Talk to your doctor about how you can join the Pregnancy Registry. For more information about this registry, call 1-855-823-2595 or visitwww.ucdregistry.com.
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if RAVICTI passes into your breast milk. Breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment with RAVICTI. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you take RAVICTI.

What are possible side effects of RAVICTI?

RAVICTI may cause serious side effects, including:

  • See “What is the most important information I should know about RAVICTI?

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in adults include:

  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • headache
  • abdomen (stomach) pain
  • vomiting
  • tiredness
  • decreased appetite
  • indigestion or heartburn

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children 2 years to 17 years of age include:

  • upper abdomen (stomach) pain
  • rash
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • decreased appetite
  • headache

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children 2 months to less than 2 years of age include:

  • low white blood cell count (neutropenia)
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • reduced food intake
  • cough
  • stuffy nose
  • runny nose
  • skin rash
  • small round bumps on the skin

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children less than 2 months of age include:

  • vomiting
  • rash
  • gastroesophageal reflux
  • increased levels of liver enzymes in the blood
  • decreased appetite and reduced food intake
  • low red blood cell count (anemia)
  • cough
  • loss of too much body fluid (dehydration)
  • too much acid in the blood (acidosis)
  • high blood platelet count (thrombocytosis)
  • low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia)
  • low blood neutrophil count (type of white blood cell) (neutropenia)
  • high white blood cell count (lymphocytosis)
  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • constipation
  • fever
  • drowsiness (lethargy)
  • irritability
  • agitation

These are not all of the possible side effects of RAVICTI. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For additional important safety information, see the Medication Guide available at RAVICTI.com and discuss with your doctor.

My Greatest Hope

“My greatest hope for my son would be that he could think about having a family of his own.” 

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Lauren:

I’m Lauren, and I’m living with a UCD.

Nick:

My name is Nick, and I’m Lauren’s boyfriend.

Lauren:

When I first met Nick I said, I have to follow a low-protein diet, and I take medication for it. Every day of my life I was just very open and honest about it.

I wasn’t nervous about telling Nick because I’ve been telling people my whole life.

Nick:

It was something different and it was just, I guess it became a part of our, relationship. It was something that was built into it.

Lauren:

He has made it easier. His, ability to cook and come up with creative, tasty meals and just the fact of knowing that he’s there and that he’s gonna help me. Anything to decrease my stress is a win.

Two months ago, I got really sick This was the first time that he actually saw a clinical change in me. And he had to make some decisions start communication with my mama.

Nick:

We share a life together. If she gets sick, it’s almost I get sick. You know, my life changes.

It’s scary. And you get to the hospital, and you just work with the doctors and give ‘em all the information that they would need. 

Lauren:

He’s, ah, got a very good heart and that, his heart and his kindness, is what I love the most about him.

Nick:

She really had so much in her life that she’s had to overcome.

Lauren:

I’m not a quitter.

Nick:

You’re not, you’re not a quitter.

We’ve had some bumps in the road, but I think we can overcome them and, together, you know, we can, get through it all.

Lauren:

I think so, too.

USE and IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is RAVICTI

RAVICTI (glycerol phenylbutyrate) Oral Liquid is a prescription medicine used for long-term management of high blood levels of ammonia (hyperammonemia) caused by a condition called a urea cycle disorder (UCD).  RAVICTI should be used if the UCD cannot be managed with a low-protein diet and dietary supplements alone.  RAVICTI must be used along with a low-protein diet and in some cases, dietary supplements.

RAVICTI is not used to treat extremely high levels of ammonia in the blood (hyperammonemic crisis) in people with UCDs.

It is not known if RAVICTI is safe and effective for the treatment of N-acetylglutamate synthase (NAGS) deficiency.

Lauren:

I’ve had a lot of experience with living with this. I got diagnosed when I was 2 years old. I’ve been through the process of taking powdered medicine and pills.

The most challenging thing about my previous medication was the amount, of how much I had to take. Pills after each meal was a lot.

When I found out about RAVICTI there was no hesitation from me because I had already been through so much with my other medication. 

I had been on pills for 25 years. So I was ready for a change.

When I first started taking RAVICTI, full-time, I was excited. Because I didn’t have to count out so many pills. 

I just did not realize how much time that took. 

I chose RAVICTI [because] it’s easy for me to take and I can move on to whatever else I need to do. 

It’s different for everyone, but for me my ammonia levels are managed really well.

If you’re nervous about making the switch to RAVICTI, you should talk to your doctor.

And if you ever get scared or feel like you’re unsure whether it is the right choice or not, you can look at me as an example and say, “This girl, she has tried it, and it’s worked for her.” And maybe that will give you some hope and some courage to move on with the choice to try it.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important safety information I should know about RAVICTI?

RAVICTI may cause serious side effects, including:

Nervous system side effects (Neurotoxicity). The breakdown of RAVICTI produces the byproduct phenylacetate (PAA), which may cause nervous system side effects.

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these symptoms while taking RAVICTI:

  • sleepiness
  • lightheadedness
  • change in taste
  • problems with hearing
  • confusion
  • problems with memory
  • worsening of numbness, tingling, or burning in your hands or feet
  • headache
  • feeling very tired (fatigue)
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Who should not take RAVICTI?

Do not take RAVICTI if you are allergic to phenylbutyrate. Call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room if you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction while taking RAVICTI:

  • wheezing
  • shortness of breath
  • cough
  • low blood pressure
  • flushing
  • nausea
  • skin rash

What should I tell my doctor before taking RAVICTI?

Tell your doctor about any medical conditions and if you:

  • Have liver or kidney problems.
  • Have pancreas or bowel (intestine) problems.
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if RAVICTI will harm your unborn baby.
    • Pregnancy Registry: There is a Pregnancy Registry for women who take RAVICTI just before becoming pregnant or who become pregnant during treatment with RAVICTI. The purpose of this registry is to collect information about the health of you and your baby. Talk to your doctor about how you can join the Pregnancy Registry. For more information about this registry, call 1-855-823-2595 or visitwww.ucdregistry.com.
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if RAVICTI passes into your breast milk. Breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment with RAVICTI. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you take RAVICTI.

What are possible side effects of RAVICTI?

RAVICTI may cause serious side effects, including:

  • See “What is the most important information I should know about RAVICTI?

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in adults include:

  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • headache
  • abdomen (stomach) pain
  • vomiting
  • tiredness
  • decreased appetite
  • indigestion or heartburn

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children 2 years to 17 years of age include:

  • upper abdomen (stomach) pain
  • rash
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • decreased appetite
  • headache

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children 2 months to less than 2 years of age include:

  • low white blood cell count (neutropenia)
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • reduced food intake
  • cough
  • stuffy nose
  • runny nose
  • skin rash
  • small round bumps on the skin

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children less than 2 months of age include:

  • vomiting
  • rash
  • gastroesophageal reflux
  • increased levels of liver enzymes in the blood
  • decreased appetite and reduced food intake
  • low red blood cell count (anemia)
  • cough
  • loss of too much body fluid (dehydration)
  • too much acid in the blood (acidosis)
  • high blood platelet count (thrombocytosis)
  • low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia)
  • low blood neutrophil count (type of white blood cell) (neutropenia)
  • high white blood cell count (lymphocytosis)
  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • constipation
  • fever
  • drowsiness (lethargy)
  • irritability
  • agitation

These are not all of the possible side effects of RAVICTI. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For additional important safety information, see the Medication Guide available at RAVICTI.com and discuss with your doctor.

Relationships and UCDs

“You need to be very honest with whoever you are choosing to build a relationship with.”

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Isaac:

My dad has sacrificed so much for this family and…he’s quite possibly one of the greatest men, fathers, I could ever think you could be on this earth… I appreciate every single moment he’s put into it, and I just don’t feel like there’s anything I could do to repay him for everything he’s done. He truly is the main reason as to why I am who I am today.

Patricia:

My husband, David, he is our rock. He is the glue that holds our family together. He has just dropped everything and has been there for us. He will do from the smallest thing to the grandest thing… And…I don’t know where we would be at without him… I just so am appreciative of him, and I love him dearly. 

Isaac:

And my mom, she’s been willing to take care of me, and basically, I can’t think of any other mother on earth that would really go through this kind of heck. I really have to dedicate a lot in my life to her. She did so much for me, and I just am so grateful to have her in my life. So, to be born into any family, I’m glad it’s this one.

Lauren:

Thank you Mama and Daddy…for lovin’ and supportin’ me every step of the way… For being brave enough to say, my child is sick, and she needs help back in 1983, when not many people knew about UCDs… Thank you all for…always being my fierce advocate.

And Nick, I appreciate all your support, and I think that you’re doing an awesome job every day. I know it’s not easy, and it takes a really big strong, smart person to do it…and I appreciate all your creativity with your food and just all your hard work of taking care of me…and you’ve just, you’ve done excellent. Even, even if you think that you haven’t done excellent, you really have.

Thank You, UCD Caregivers

“Thank you, for loving and supporting me every step of the way.”

How RAVICTI Works

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A urea cycle disorder, also known as a UCD, is a genetic disease that people are born with.

As the body digests protein in food throughout the day nitrogen is released and it circulates in the body in the form of ammonia, or NH3. 

Normally most of the ammonia is converted to urea in the liver and the body gets rid of it via the kidneys in the urine.

However, in people with a UCD, ammonia is not as effectively turned into urea and can build up to toxic levels. And spread throughout the body, including the brain.

An ammonia-removing medicine may be needed to help bind to ammonia so it can be safely removed from the body.

RAVICTI (glycerol phenylbutyrate) Oral Liquid may help.

RAVICTI is an ammonia removing medicine that is taken 3 or more times per day. And keeps working in your body throughout the day.

When a dose of RAVICTI travels through the body it is not released right away.

A naturally occurring enzyme found in the digestive tract slowly unlocks RAVICTI so it can be absorbed and start working to bind and remove excessive ammonia.

Once unlocked, RAVICTI is slowly released and converted to the active substance that binds nitrogen, so that it can control ammonia levels when given as indicated.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important safety information I should know about RAVICTI?

RAVICTI may cause serious side effects, including:

Nervous system side effects (Neurotoxicity). The breakdown of RAVICTI produces the byproduct phenylacetate (PAA), which may cause nervous system side effects.

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these symptoms while taking RAVICTI:

  • sleepiness
  • lightheadedness
  • change in taste
  • problems with hearing
  • confusion
  • problems with memory
  • worsening of numbness, tingling, or burning in your hands or feet
  • headache
  • feeling very tired (fatigue)
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Who should not take RAVICTI?

Do not take RAVICTI if you are allergic to phenylbutyrate. Call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room if you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction while taking RAVICTI:

  • wheezing
  • shortness of breath
  • cough
  • low blood pressure
  • flushing
  • nausea
  • skin rash

What should I tell my doctor before taking RAVICTI?

Tell your doctor about any medical conditions and if you:

  • Have liver or kidney problems.
  • Have pancreas or bowel (intestine) problems.
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if RAVICTI will harm your unborn baby.
    • Pregnancy Registry: There is a Pregnancy Registry for women who take RAVICTI just before becoming pregnant or who become pregnant during treatment with RAVICTI. The purpose of this registry is to collect information about the health of you and your baby. Talk to your doctor about how you can join the Pregnancy Registry. For more information about this registry, call 1-855-823-2595 or visitwww.ucdregistry.com.
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if RAVICTI passes into your breast milk. Breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment with RAVICTI. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you take RAVICTI.

What are possible side effects of RAVICTI?

RAVICTI may cause serious side effects, including:

  • See “What is the most important information I should know about RAVICTI?

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in adults include:

  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • headache
  • abdomen (stomach) pain
  • vomiting
  • tiredness
  • decreased appetite
  • indigestion or heartburn

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children 2 years to 17 years of age include:

  • upper abdomen (stomach) pain
  • rash
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • decreased appetite
  • headache

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children 2 months to less than 2 years of age include:

  • low white blood cell count (neutropenia)
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • reduced food intake
  • cough
  • stuffy nose
  • runny nose
  • skin rash
  • small round bumps on the skin

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children less than 2 months of age include:

  • vomiting
  • rash
  • gastroesophageal reflux
  • increased levels of liver enzymes in the blood
  • decreased appetite and reduced food intake
  • low red blood cell count (anemia)
  • cough
  • loss of too much body fluid (dehydration)
  • too much acid in the blood (acidosis)
  • high blood platelet count (thrombocytosis)
  • low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia)
  • low blood neutrophil count (type of white blood cell) (neutropenia)
  • high white blood cell count (lymphocytosis)
  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • constipation
  • fever
  • drowsiness (lethargy)
  • irritability
  • agitation

These are not all of the possible side effects of RAVICTI. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For additional important safety information, see the Medication Guide available at RAVICTI.com and discuss with your doctor.

Managing a UCD

See how RAVICTI helps to remove excess ammonia from the body.

RAVICTI for Babies and Toddlers (2 months to 2 years of age)

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Finding out that your baby or toddler has a urea cycle disorder, also called a “UCD”, can be scary and overwhelming. There is a lot of information to process and understand.

One thing you’ll learn right away is the importance of managing the amount of ammonia in your child’s blood.

There are several things you can do to help prevent your child’s blood ammonia levels from getting too high, like feeding them a low-protein diet and monitoring their activity.

There are also treatments that can help keep your child’s ammonia levels under control over a long period of time.

RAVICTI (glycerol phenylbutyrate) is a treatment option for babies and toddlers.

Recent studies found that RAVICTI helped manage ammonia levels in babies and toddlers younger than 2 years.

These studies included babies and toddlers who had been using other medicine to treat their UCDs, as well as toddlers who had not been using any medicine at all.

RAVICTI is a prescription medicine, and it is the only FDA-approved liquid medicine of its kind.

RAVICTI is taken by mouth, and can also be given through a feeding tube, if necessary. It is taken 3 or more times a day with food or formula and has little to no taste. In babies who are breastfeeding, RAVICTI should be given just before breastfeeding.

Babies and toddlers using RAVICTI must eat a low-protein diet and, in many cases, take dietary supplements to help manage ammonia levels.

RAVICTI should not be used in children of any age if they are allergic to phenylbutyrate.

Managing a UCD requires some lifestyle changes, but there are treatment options available to help to keep your child’s ammonia at a safe level over time. If your baby or toddler has been diagnosed with a UCD, talk to your doctor to learn more about how RAVICTI might help you and your family.

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important safety information I should know about RAVICTI?

RAVICTI may cause serious side effects, including:
Nervous system side effects (Neurotoxicity). The breakdown of RAVICTI produces the byproduct phenylacetate (PAA), which may cause nervous system side effects. 
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these symptoms while taking RAVICTI: 
  • sleepiness 
  • lightheadedness 
  • change in taste 
  • problems with hearing 
  • confusion 
  • problems with memory
  • worsening of numbness, tingling, or burning in your hands or feet  
  • headache 
  • feeling very tired (fatigue) 
  • nausea 
  • vomiting 

Who should not take RAVICTI?

Do not take RAVICTI if you are allergic to phenylbutyrate. Call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room if you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction while taking RAVICTI:

  • wheezing
  • shortness of breath
  • cough
  • low blood pressure
  • flushing
  • nausea
  • skin rash

 

What should I tell my doctor before taking RAVICTI?

Tell your doctor about any medical conditions and if you:

  • Have liver or kidney problems. 
  • Have pancreas or bowel (intestine) problems. 
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if RAVICTI will harm your unborn baby. 
    • Pregnancy Registry: There is a Pregnancy Registry for women who take RAVICTI just before becoming pregnant or who become pregnant during treatment with RAVICTI. The purpose of this registry is to collect information about the health of you and your baby. Talk to your doctor about how you can join the Pregnancy Registry. For more information about this registry, call 1-855-823-2595 or visitwww.ucdregistry.com.
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if RAVICTI passes into your breast milk. Breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment with RAVICTI. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you take RAVICTI. 

What are possible side effects of RAVICTI?

RAVICTI may cause serious side effects, including:

  • See “What is the most important information I should know about RAVICTI?

 The most common side effects of RAVICTI in adults include:

  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • headache
  • abdomen (stomach) pain
  • vomiting
  • tiredness
  • decreased appetite
  • indigestion or heartburn 

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children 2 years to 17 years of age include:

  • upper abdomen (stomach) pain
  • rash
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • decreased appetite
  • headache 

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children 2 months to less than 2 years of age include:

  • low white blood cell count (neutropenia)
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • reduced food intake
  • cough
  • stuffy nose
  • runny nose
  • skin rash
  • small round bumps on the skin 

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children less than 2 months of age include:

  • vomiting
  • rash
  • gastroesophageal reflux
  • increased levels of liver enzymes in the blood
  • decreased appetite and reduced food intake
  • low red blood cell count (anemia)
  • cough
  • loss of too much body fluid (dehydration)
  • too much acid in the blood (acidosis)
  • high blood platelet count (thrombocytosis)
  • low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia)
  • low blood neutrophil count (type of white blood cell) (neutropenia)
  • high white blood cell count (lymphocytosis)
  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • constipation
  • fever
  • drowsiness (lethargy)
  • irritability
  • agitation

These are not all of the possible side effects of RAVICTI.  Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For additional important safety information, see the Medication Guide available at RAVICTI.com and discuss with your doctor.

RAVICTI for Babies and Toddlers (2 months to 2 years of age)

See how RAVICTI can help control ammonia levels for children 2 months and older.

How to Take RAVICTI

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Welcome to the RAVICTI® (glycerol phenylbutyrate) Oral Liquid instructional dosing video.

In this video you will see step-by-step instructions for the oral administration of RAVICTI for you or your child.

Use for RAVICTI®  (glycerol phenylbutyrate) Oral Liquid

RAVICTI is a prescription medicine used for long-term management of high blood levels of ammonia (hyperammonemia) caused by a condition called a urea cycle disorder (UCD). RAVICTI should be used if the UCD cannot be managed with a low-protein diet and dietary supplements alone. RAVICTI must be used along with a low-protein diet and in some cases, dietary supplements.

RAVICTI is not used to treat extremely high levels of ammonia in the blood (hyperammonemic crisis) in people with UCDs.

It is not known if RAVICTI is safe and effective for the treatment of N-acetylglutamate synthase (NAGS) deficiency.

Please listen to the RAVICTI Important Safety Information at the end of this video. For additional important safety information, see the Medication Guide at RAVICTI.com and discuss with your doctor.

This video is intended to complement the instructions you have already received from your doctor. Always take RAVICTI exactly as directed by your doctor.

Do not mix RAVICTI with formula or any other liquids.

Now, let’s get started.

Your RAVICTI shipment includes a 25-mL bottle of RAVICTI, a blue AdaptaCap® Bottle Adapter, and an oral dosing syringe.

When dosing RAVICTI, be sure to use the oral dosing syringe provided with the product.

First, remove the childproof cap on the RAVICTI bottle. To do that, push down on the cap while twisting it to the left.

Then, attach the blue AdaptaCap® Bottle Adapter onto the bottle. Put it on top of the bottle and twist it to the right.

Make sure it is secured tightly on the bottle.

While holding the RAVICTI bottle securely, place the tip of the oral dosing syringe into the AdaptaCap® Bottle Adapter.

Turn the bottle upside down with the oral dosing syringe still inserted.

Now you’re ready to fill the oral dosing syringe with RAVICTI.

Get the medicine into the oral dosing syringe by pulling the plunger back slowly. Pulling slowly will help avoid large air bubbles from forming in the medicine.

Pull the plunger back until the first line of the black rubber stopper is even with the dosing mark. The dosing marks are on the barrel of the oral dosing syringe. Match the dosing mark with the amount of medicine prescribed by your doctor.

Then, turn the bottle upright again.

If there are large air bubbles, push the medicine back into the bottle. Do this slowly.

Then draw up the medicine again.

Once you have your oral dosing syringe ready, place it into the mouth. Push the plunger to squirt the medicine directly into the mouth.

Make sure all of the medicine is pushed out of the oral dosing syringe and swallowed.

Put the cap on the oral dosing syringe.

Drink liquid or eat some food right after taking RAVICTI.

This helps ensure that all of the medicine is swallowed.

Close the tab on the AdaptaCap® Bottle Adapter.

Make sure it’s closed tightly.

You can use 1 oral dosing syringe and 1 blue AdaptaCap® Bottle Adapter for all doses each day. You can also choose to use a new oral dosing syringe with each dose. Do not rinse the AdaptaCap® Bottle Adapter or oral dosing syringe between doses.

After the last dose of the day, dispose of the oral dosing syringe.

If you take too much RAVICTI, call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.

You should consult your physician if you have missed a dose of RAVICTI.

Do not mix RAVICTI with formula or any other liquids.

USE and IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is RAVICTI

RAVICTI (glycerol phenylbutyrate) Oral Liquid is a prescription medicine used for long-term management of high blood levels of ammonia (hyperammonemia) caused by a condition called a urea cycle disorder (UCD).  RAVICTI should be used if the UCD cannot be managed with a low-protein diet and dietary supplements alone.  RAVICTI must be used along with a low-protein diet and in some cases, dietary supplements.

RAVICTI is not used to treat extremely high levels of ammonia in the blood (hyperammonemic crisis) in people with UCDs.

It is not known if RAVICTI is safe and effective for the treatment of N-acetylglutamate synthase (NAGS) deficiency.

Lauren:

I’ve had a lot of experience with living with this. I got diagnosed when I was 2 years old. I’ve been through the process of taking powdered medicine and pills.

The most challenging thing about my previous medication was the amount, of how much I had to take. Pills after each meal was a lot.

When I found out about RAVICTI there was no hesitation from me because I had already been through so much with my other medication. 

I had been on pills for 25 years. So I was ready for a change.

When I first started taking RAVICTI, full-time, I was excited. Because I didn’t have to count out so many pills. 

I just did not realize how much time that took. 

I chose RAVICTI [because] it’s easy for me to take and I can move on to whatever else I need to do. 

It’s different for everyone, but for me my ammonia levels are managed really well.

If you’re nervous about making the switch to RAVICTI, you should talk to your doctor.

And if you ever get scared or feel like you’re unsure whether it is the right choice or not, you can look at me as an example and say, “This girl, she has tried it, and it’s worked for her.” And maybe that will give you some hope and some courage to move on with the choice to try it.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important safety information I should know about RAVICTI?

RAVICTI may cause serious side effects, including:

Nervous system side effects (Neurotoxicity). The breakdown of RAVICTI produces the byproduct phenylacetate (PAA), which may cause nervous system side effects.

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these symptoms while taking RAVICTI:

  • sleepiness
  • lightheadedness
  • change in taste
  • problems with hearing
  • confusion
  • problems with memory
  • worsening of numbness, tingling, or burning in your hands or feet
  • headache
  • feeling very tired (fatigue)
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Who should not take RAVICTI?

Do not take RAVICTI if you are allergic to phenylbutyrate. Call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room if you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction while taking RAVICTI:

  • wheezing
  • shortness of breath
  • cough
  • low blood pressure
  • flushing
  • nausea
  • skin rash

What should I tell my doctor before taking RAVICTI?

Tell your doctor about any medical conditions and if you:

  • Have liver or kidney problems.
  • Have pancreas or bowel (intestine) problems.
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if RAVICTI will harm your unborn baby.
    • Pregnancy Registry: There is a Pregnancy Registry for women who take RAVICTI just before becoming pregnant or who become pregnant during treatment with RAVICTI. The purpose of this registry is to collect information about the health of you and your baby. Talk to your doctor about how you can join the Pregnancy Registry. For more information about this registry, call 1-855-823-2595 or visitwww.ucdregistry.com.
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if RAVICTI passes into your breast milk. Breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment with RAVICTI. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you take RAVICTI.

What are possible side effects of RAVICTI?

RAVICTI may cause serious side effects, including:

  • See “What is the most important information I should know about RAVICTI?

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in adults include:

  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • headache
  • abdomen (stomach) pain
  • vomiting
  • tiredness
  • decreased appetite
  • indigestion or heartburn

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children 2 years to 17 years of age include:

  • upper abdomen (stomach) pain
  • rash
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • decreased appetite
  • headache

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children 2 months to less than 2 years of age include:

  • low white blood cell count (neutropenia)
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • reduced food intake
  • cough
  • stuffy nose
  • runny nose
  • skin rash
  • small round bumps on the skin

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children less than 2 months of age include:

  • vomiting
  • rash
  • gastroesophageal reflux
  • increased levels of liver enzymes in the blood
  • decreased appetite and reduced food intake
  • low red blood cell count (anemia)
  • cough
  • loss of too much body fluid (dehydration)
  • too much acid in the blood (acidosis)
  • high blood platelet count (thrombocytosis)
  • low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia)
  • low blood neutrophil count (type of white blood cell) (neutropenia)
  • high white blood cell count (lymphocytosis)
  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • constipation
  • fever
  • drowsiness (lethargy)
  • irritability
  • agitation

These are not all of the possible side effects of RAVICTI. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For additional important safety information, see the Medication Guide available at RAVICTI.com and discuss with your doctor.

Taking RAVICTI by Mouth

RAVICTI can be taken by mouth, even in patients with a feeding tube or g-tube.

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Welcome to the RAVICTI® (glycerol phenylbutyrate) Oral Liquid instructional dosing video.

In this video, you will see step-by-step instructions for administration of RAVICTI if you or your child have a nasogastric or gastrostomy feeding tube.

If you can swallow liquids, it is recommended you take RAVICTI by mouth.

RAVICTI is a prescription medicine used for long-term management of high blood levels of ammonia (hyperammonemia) caused by a condition called a urea cycle disorder (UCD). RAVICTI should be used if the UCD cannot be managed with a low-protein diet and dietary supplements alone. RAVICTI must be used along with a low-protein diet and in some cases, dietary supplements.

RAVICTI is not used to treat extremely high levels of ammonia in the blood (hyperammonemic crisis) in people with UCDs.

It is not known if RAVICTI is safe and effective for the treatment of N-acetylglutamate synthase (NAGS) deficiency.

Please listen to the RAVICTI Important Safety Information at the end of this video. For additional important safety information, see the Medication Guide at RAVICTI.com and discuss with your doctor.

This video is intended to complement the instructions you have already received from your doctor. Always take RAVICTI exactly as directed by your doctor.

Do not mix RAVICTI with formula or any other liquids.

Now, let’s get started.

Your RAVICTI shipment includes:

A 25-mL bottle of RAVICTI, a blue AdaptaCap® Bottle Adapter, and an oral dosing syringe.

When dosing RAVICTI, be sure to use the oral dosing syringe provided with the product.

First, remove the childproof cap on the RAVICTI bottle. To do that, push down on the cap while twisting it to the left.

Then, attach the blue AdaptaCap® Bottle Adapter onto the bottle. Put it on top of the bottle and twist it to the right.

Make sure it is secured tightly on the bottle.

While holding the RAVICTI bottle securely: place the tip of the oral dosing syringe into the AdaptaCap® Bottle Adapter.

Turn the bottle upside down with the oral dosing syringe still inserted.

Now you’re ready to fill the oral dosing syringe with RAVICTI.

Get the medicine into the oral dosing syringe by pulling the plunger back slowly. Pulling slowly will help avoid large air bubbles from forming in the medicine.

Pull the plunger back until the first line of the black rubber stopper is even with the dosing mark. The dosing marks are on the barrel of the oral dosing syringe. Match the dosing mark with the amount of medicine prescribed by your doctor.

Then, turn the bottle upright again.

If there are large air bubbles, push the medicine back into the bottle. Do this slowly.

Then draw up the medicine again.

Next, place the tip of the oral dosing syringe into the smaller port of the feeding tube.

The smaller port of the nasogastric or gastrostomy feeding tube is used for medicine.

Ask your doctor if you are not sure which port to use.

Using the plunger of the oral dosing syringe, slowly and carefully push RAVICTI into the feeding tube.

Make sure all of the medicine is pushed out of the oral dosing syringe.

After you have pushed all of the RAVICTI into the feeding tube, remove the oral dosing syringe, put the cap on, and set it aside.

Close the tab on the AdaptaCap® Bottle Adapter. Make sure it’s closed tightly.

Use a separate large syringe to flush water into the feeding tube. A large syringe can be found in the box containing your feeding tube.

Make sure all of the water or formula drains through the feeding tube.

You can use 1 oral dosing syringe and 1 blue AdaptaCap® Bottle Adapter for all doses each day. You can also choose to use a new oral dosing syringe with each dose. Do not rinse the AdaptaCap® Bottle Adapter or oral dosing syringe between doses.

After the last dose of the day, dispose of the oral dosing syringe.

If you take too much RAVICTI, call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.

You should consult your physician if you have missed a dose of RAVICTI.

For patients who require a volume of less than 1 mL per dose via nasogastric or gastrostomy tube, the delivered dosage may be less than anticipated due to adherence of RAVICTI to the plastic tubing. Therefore, these patients should be closely monitored using ammonia levels following initiation of RAVICTI dosing or dosage adjustments.

USE and IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is RAVICTI

RAVICTI (glycerol phenylbutyrate) Oral Liquid is a prescription medicine used for long-term management of high blood levels of ammonia (hyperammonemia) caused by a condition called a urea cycle disorder (UCD).  RAVICTI should be used if the UCD cannot be managed with a low-protein diet and dietary supplements alone.  RAVICTI must be used along with a low-protein diet and in some cases, dietary supplements.

RAVICTI is not used to treat extremely high levels of ammonia in the blood (hyperammonemic crisis) in people with UCDs.

It is not known if RAVICTI is safe and effective for the treatment of N-acetylglutamate synthase (NAGS) deficiency.

Lauren:

I’ve had a lot of experience with living with this. I got diagnosed when I was 2 years old. I’ve been through the process of taking powdered medicine and pills.

The most challenging thing about my previous medication was the amount, of how much I had to take. Pills after each meal was a lot.

When I found out about RAVICTI there was no hesitation from me because I had already been through so much with my other medication. 

I had been on pills for 25 years. So I was ready for a change.

When I first started taking RAVICTI, full-time, I was excited. Because I didn’t have to count out so many pills. 

I just did not realize how much time that took. 

I chose RAVICTI [because] it’s easy for me to take and I can move on to whatever else I need to do. 

It’s different for everyone, but for me my ammonia levels are managed really well.

If you’re nervous about making the switch to RAVICTI, you should talk to your doctor.

And if you ever get scared or feel like you’re unsure whether it is the right choice or not, you can look at me as an example and say, “This girl, she has tried it, and it’s worked for her.” And maybe that will give you some hope and some courage to move on with the choice to try it.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important safety information I should know about RAVICTI?

RAVICTI may cause serious side effects, including:

Nervous system side effects (Neurotoxicity). The breakdown of RAVICTI produces the byproduct phenylacetate (PAA), which may cause nervous system side effects.

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these symptoms while taking RAVICTI:

  • sleepiness
  • lightheadedness
  • change in taste
  • problems with hearing
  • confusion
  • problems with memory
  • worsening of numbness, tingling, or burning in your hands or feet
  • headache
  • feeling very tired (fatigue)
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Who should not take RAVICTI?

Do not take RAVICTI if you are allergic to phenylbutyrate. Call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room if you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction while taking RAVICTI:

  • wheezing
  • shortness of breath
  • cough
  • low blood pressure
  • flushing
  • nausea
  • skin rash

What should I tell my doctor before taking RAVICTI?

Tell your doctor about any medical conditions and if you:

  • Have liver or kidney problems.
  • Have pancreas or bowel (intestine) problems.
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if RAVICTI will harm your unborn baby.
    • Pregnancy Registry: There is a Pregnancy Registry for women who take RAVICTI just before becoming pregnant or who become pregnant during treatment with RAVICTI. The purpose of this registry is to collect information about the health of you and your baby. Talk to your doctor about how you can join the Pregnancy Registry. For more information about this registry, call 1-855-823-2595 or visitwww.ucdregistry.com.
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if RAVICTI passes into your breast milk. Breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment with RAVICTI. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you take RAVICTI.

What are possible side effects of RAVICTI?

RAVICTI may cause serious side effects, including:

  • See “What is the most important information I should know about RAVICTI?

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in adults include:

  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • headache
  • abdomen (stomach) pain
  • vomiting
  • tiredness
  • decreased appetite
  • indigestion or heartburn

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children 2 years to 17 years of age include:

  • upper abdomen (stomach) pain
  • rash
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • decreased appetite
  • headache

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children 2 months to less than 2 years of age include:

  • low white blood cell count (neutropenia)
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • reduced food intake
  • cough
  • stuffy nose
  • runny nose
  • skin rash
  • small round bumps on the skin

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children less than 2 months of age include:

  • vomiting
  • rash
  • gastroesophageal reflux
  • increased levels of liver enzymes in the blood
  • decreased appetite and reduced food intake
  • low red blood cell count (anemia)
  • cough
  • loss of too much body fluid (dehydration)
  • too much acid in the blood (acidosis)
  • high blood platelet count (thrombocytosis)
  • low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia)
  • low blood neutrophil count (type of white blood cell) (neutropenia)
  • high white blood cell count (lymphocytosis)
  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • constipation
  • fever
  • drowsiness (lethargy)
  • irritability
  • agitation

These are not all of the possible side effects of RAVICTI. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For additional important safety information, see the Medication Guide available at RAVICTI.com and discuss with your doctor.

Taking RAVICTI by Feeding Tube

RAVICTI can be taken by mouth, even in patients with a feeding tube or g-tube.

USE and IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important information I should know about RAVICTI?

RAVICTI may cause serious side effects, including:
Nervous system side effects (Neurotoxicity)
Phenylacetate (PAA), a breakdown product of RAVICTI, may cause nervous system side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these symptoms while taking RAVICTI:

  • sleepiness
  • lightheadedness
  • change in taste
  • problems with hearing
  • confusion
  • problems with memory
  • worsening of numbness, tingling, or burning in your hands or feet
  • headache
  • feeling very tired (fatigue)
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Your doctor may do blood tests to measure the amount of PAA in your blood during your treatment with RAVICTI.

What is RAVICTI?

  • RAVICTI (glycerol phenylbutyrate) Oral Liquid is a prescription medicine used for long-term management of high blood levels of ammonia (hyperammonemia) caused by a condition called a urea cycle disorder (UCD). RAVICTI should be used if the UCD cannot be managed with a low-protein diet and dietary supplements alone. RAVICTI must be used along with a low-protein diet and in some cases dietary supplements.
  • RAVICTI is not used for the acute treatment of hyperammonemia in people with UCD.
  • It is not known if RAVICTI is safe and effective for the treatment of N-acetylglutamate synthase (NAGS) deficiency.

Do not take RAVICTI if you are allergic to phenylbutyrate. Call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room if you have wheezing, shortness of breath, cough, low blood pressure, flushing, nausea or a rash while taking RAVICTI.

Before taking RAVICTI, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • have liver or kidney problems.
  • have pancreas or bowel (intestine) problems.
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if RAVICTI will harm your unborn baby. If you become pregnant during treatment with RAVICTI, call Horizon at 1-866-479-6742 to report the pregnancy.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if RAVICTI passes into your breast milk. Breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment with RAVICTI. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you take RAVICTI.

What are possible side effects of RAVICTI?

RAVICTI may cause serious side effects, including:

  • See “What is the most important information I should know about RAVICTI?”

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in adults include:

  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • headache
  • abdomen (stomach) pain
  • vomiting
  • tiredness
  • decreased appetite
  • indigestion or heartburn

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children 2 years to 17 years of age include:

  • upper abdomen (stomach) pain
  • rash
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • decreased appetite
  • headache

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children 2 months to less than 2 years of age include:

  • low white blood cell count (neutropenia)
  • vomiting
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • reduced food intake
  • cough
  • stuffy nose
  • runny nose
  • skin rash
  • small round bumps on the skin

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children less than 2 months of age include:

  • vomiting
  • rash
  • gastroesophageal reflux
  • increased levels of liver enzymes in the blood
  • decreased appetite and reduced food intake
  • low red blood cell count (anemia)
  • cough
  • loss of too much body fluid (dehydration)
  • too much acid in the blood (acidosis)
  • high blood platelet count (thrombocytosis)
  • low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia)
  • low blood neutrophil count (type of white blood cell) (neutropenia)
  • high white blood cell count (lymphocytosis)
  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • constipation
  • fever
  • drowsiness (lethargy)
  • irritability
  • agitation

These are not all of the possible side effects of RAVICTI. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

For additional Important Safety Information, click here for the Medication Guide and discuss with your doctor.

USE and IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important information I should know about RAVICTI?

RAVICTI may cause serious side effects, including:
Nervous system side effects (Neurotoxicity)
Phenylacetate (PAA), a breakdown product of RAVICTI, may cause nervous system side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these symptoms while taking RAVICTI:

  • sleepiness
  • lightheadedness
  • change in taste
  • problems with hearing
  • confusion
  • problems with memory
  • worsening of numbness, tingling, or burning in your hands or feet
  • headache
  • feeling very tired (fatigue)
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Your doctor may do blood tests to measure the amount of PAA in your blood during your treatment with RAVICTI.

What is RAVICTI?

  • RAVICTI (glycerol phenylbutyrate) Oral Liquid is a prescription medicine used for long-term management of high blood levels of ammonia (hyperammonemia) caused by a condition called a urea cycle disorder (UCD). RAVICTI should be used if the UCD cannot be managed with a low-protein diet and dietary supplements alone. RAVICTI must be used along with a low-protein diet and in some cases dietary supplements.
  • RAVICTI is not used for the acute treatment of hyperammonemia in people with UCD.
  • It is not known if RAVICTI is safe and effective for the treatment of N-acetylglutamate synthase (NAGS) deficiency.

Do not take RAVICTI if you are allergic to phenylbutyrate. Call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room if you have wheezing, shortness of breath, cough, low blood pressure, flushing, nausea or a rash while taking RAVICTI.

Before taking RAVICTI, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • have liver or kidney problems.
  • have pancreas or bowel (intestine) problems.
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if RAVICTI will harm your unborn baby. If you become pregnant during treatment with RAVICTI, call Horizon at 1-866-479-6742 to report the pregnancy.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if RAVICTI passes into your breast milk. Breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment with RAVICTI. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you take RAVICTI.

What are possible side effects of RAVICTI?

RAVICTI may cause serious side effects, including:

  • See “What is the most important information I should know about RAVICTI?”

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in adults include:

  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • headache
  • abdomen (stomach) pain
  • vomiting
  • tiredness
  • decreased appetite
  • indigestion or heartburn

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children 2 years to 17 years of age include:

  • upper abdomen (stomach) pain
  • rash
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • decreased appetite
  • headache

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children 2 months to less than 2 years of age include:

  • low white blood cell count (neutropenia)
  • vomiting
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • reduced food intake
  • cough
  • stuffy nose
  • runny nose
  • skin rash
  • small round bumps on the skin

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children less than 2 months of age include:

  • vomiting
  • rash
  • gastroesophageal reflux
  • increased levels of liver enzymes in the blood
  • decreased appetite and reduced food intake
  • low red blood cell count (anemia)
  • cough
  • loss of too much body fluid (dehydration)
  • too much acid in the blood (acidosis)
  • high blood platelet count (thrombocytosis)
  • low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia)
  • low blood neutrophil count (type of white blood cell) (neutropenia)
  • high white blood cell count (lymphocytosis)
  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • constipation
  • fever
  • drowsiness (lethargy)
  • irritability
  • agitation

These are not all of the possible side effects of RAVICTI. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

For additional Important Safety Information, click here for the Medication Guide and discuss with your doctor.