Eliglustat (By mouth)
Treats type I Gaucher disease.
CerdelgaThere may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:This medicine is generally considered safe for most people. Talk to your doctor if you have concerns.
How to Use This Medicine:
- Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed.
- Swallow the capsule whole with water. Do not crush, break, chew, or open it.
- This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Ask your pharmacist for a copy if you do not have one.
- Missed dose: If you miss a dose of this medicine, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
- Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
- This medicine may cause changes in heart rhythm when used with certain other medicines. Tell your doctor if you are using any of the following:
- Colchicine, dabigatran, digoxin, metoprolol, ranitidine, rifampin, St John's wort
- Medicine for heart rhythm problems (amiodarone, procainamide, quinidine, sotalol)
- Medicine to treat depression (amitriptyline, imipramine, nortriptyline, paroxetine)
- Medicine to treat fungal infection (fluconazole, ketoconazole, terbinafine)
- Phenothiazine medicine (chlorpromazine, perphenazine, promethazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine)
- Seizure medicine (carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin)
- If you have been using imiglucerase, velaglucerase alfa, or taliglucerase alfa, you may begin eliglustat 24 hours after you take the last dose of these medicines.
- Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while you are using this medicine.
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, heart failure, heart rhythm problems (including long QT syndrome, slow heartbeat), or a history of heart attack.
- Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Fainting or dizziness
- Fast, slow, or uneven heartbeat
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Back, joint, or muscle pain
- Cough, sore throat
- Diarrhea, nausea, gas, heartburn, stomach pain or upset
- Tiredness or weakness
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Last Updated: 1/4/2018