Most children are able to swallow tablets from the age of 3, but caregivers should always take your advice before teaching their child to swallow a tablet. For patients that cannot swallow tablets, please follow the indications on the Infant Administration page.
Taking NITYR Tablets
NITYR (nitisinone) Tablets are very small1 (baby aspirin sized), tasteless and should be swallowed whole with a drink of water, and can be taken with or without food.
Once a child is comfortable swallowing NITYR, it may give parents and caregivers peace of mind knowing that their child has taken an accurate dose, and has started to become more independent.
NITYR Tablets are also easy to carry – and strong enough to be stored in an active child’s pocket or backpack without breaking apart.
Teenagers and Adults
If your patient is older, then they may already be taking their nitisinone (sometimes known as NTBC) as a pill, however NITYR may still be more convenient for them.
Teenagers and adults will be more independent and want to spend time at school activities or with friends. Because NITYR does not require refrigeration, and can be taken with or without food, this may be a more convenient choice for patients. Patients may also feel greater peace of mind knowing that they can discreetly take their medication around friends - all they need is a glass of water.
Read more about NITYR here.
What I Like About NITYR
30-Day Free NITYR Program*
If you or your patients believe that NITYR may offer greater convenience then they can try NITYR for free. The 30-Day Free NITYR Program will help your patients decide if NITYR is right for them.
NITYR is bioequivalent to Orfadin** which means that it has the same efficacy, safety and side effects as your patient's current nitisinone.2
During the 30-Day Free Program your patients will still receive their current nitisinone medication as usual, and because NITYR is bioequivalent to Orfadin, patients can move back to Orfadin at any time during the Free Program if they wish.
*Free NITYR Program: Patients can try NITYR for 30 days, one time, for free, as long as their doctor prescribes it. Subject to terms and conditions, eligibility criteria, and other federal and state law. Terms and Conditions and eligibility criteria are available at www.nityr.us/offertcs. **Orfadin is a registered trademark licensed by Sobi, Inc. or its affiliates.
References: 1. Data on file: NIT/03/18 2. Data on file NIT/02/20