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.
Taking NITYR Tablets
NITYR (nitinsinone) 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 part.
Teenagers and adults
If your patient is older, then they may already be taking their nitisinone (sometimes known as NTBC) as a tablet, 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 refrigeration2, 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's improved stability profile here.
NITYR Three-Week Free Trial3
If you or your patients believe that NITYR may offer greater convenience then they can try NITYR for free. The NITYR Three-Week Free Trial will help your patients decide if NITYR is right for them.
NITYR is bioequivalent4 to Orfadin* which means that it has the same efficacy, safety and side effects as your patient's current nitisinone.
During the Free Trial your patients will still receive their Orfadin medication as usual, and because NITYR is bioequivalent to Orfadin, patients can move back to Orfadin at any time during the Free Trial if they wish.
1 Data on file NIT/03/18 2 Data on file NIT/01/17 3 Free Trial Offer: Subject to terms and conditions and eligibility criteria. Eligible patients can try NITYR (nitisinone) tablets for 21 days for free as long as their doctor prescribes it. Subject to other federal and state law. 4 Data on file NIT/02/17
*Orfadin is a registered trademark licensed by Sobi, Inc. or its affiliates.