What is Zokinvy Pills
Before taking Zokinvy Lonafarnib
- St. John’s wort;
- phenobarbital or other barbiturate medicine;
- an antibiotic or antifungal medicine;
- antiviral medicine to treat HIV or hepatitis C;
- cancer medicine;
- cholesterol medicine (atorvastatin, lovastatin, or simvastatin);
- heart or blood pressure medicine;
- seizure medicine; or
- steroid medicine.
- kidney disease; or
- eye problems.
How should I take Zokinvy Pills 50mg
Take Zokinvy Lonafarnib exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose.
Zokinvy pills is usually taken daily with morning and evening meals. Follow your doctor’s dosing instructions very carefully.
Take this medicine with a full glass of water.
Swallow the capsule whole and do not crush, chew, break, or open it.
If you cannot swallow a capsule whole, open it and sprinkle the medicine into 1 to 2 teaspoons of Ora Blend SF, Ora-Plus, orange juice, or applesauce. Swallow the mixture within 10 minutes after mixing. Do not save it for later use.
Do not mix the contents of a Zokinvy capsule with grapefruit juice or Seville orange juice. Read and carefully follow any Instructions for Use provided with your medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you do not understand these instructions.
Lonafarnib doses are based on body surface area (height and weight). Your dose needs may change if you gain or lose weight or if you are still growing.
Your doctor may need to check your vision on a regular basis.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
What to avoid
Grapefruit and Seville oranges may interact with lonafarnib and lead to unwanted side effects. Avoid the use of grapefruit products and orange marmalades.
Zokinvy side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Zokinvy: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- new or worsening vision problems (such as decreased night vision);
- severe ongoing nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
- loss of appetite that causes weight loss;
- high blood pressure – severe headache, blurred vision, shortness of breath, nosebleeds, pounding in your neck or ears;
- kidney problems – little or no urination, swelling in your feet or ankles, feeling tired or short of breath;
- high potassium level – nausea, weakness, tingly feeling, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, loss of movement;
- low potassium level – leg cramps, constipation, irregular heartbeats, fluttering in your chest, increased thirst or urination, numbness or tingling, muscle weakness or limp feeling;
- low sodium level – headache, confusion, slurred speech, severe weakness, vomiting, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady;
- low calcium level – muscle spasms or contractions, numbness or tingly feeling (around your mouth, or in your fingers and toes); or
- signs of infection – fever, chills, cough, rash, swelling, diarrhea, pain or burning when you urinate.
Common Zokinvy Pills side effects may include:
- an electrolyte imbalance (such as low levels of potassium, sodium, or calcium in your blood);
- increased blood pressure;
- stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
- decreased appetite, weight loss;
- feeling tired;
- muscle or joint pain;
- cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat, cough; or
- abnormal lab tests;
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. OR Contact Ozisik Eczane
What other drugs will affect Zokinvy Pills 50mg
Sometimes it is not safe to use certain medications at the same time. Some drugs can affect your blood levels of other drugs you take, which may increase side effects or make the medications less effective.
Many drugs can interact with lonafarnib. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed here. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.