Newborns, infants and young children
NITYR helps children lead a full life, right from the start
Like many parents and caregivers before you, the first few days, weeks and months after a Tyrosinemia Type 1 diagnosis can be challenging. Please keep in mind that babies born with HT-1 can live full and fulfilling lives by being compliant with their medication and diet. This is not always going to be easy, but you are not alone, we will be here every step of the way to help you.
Most children are able to swallow tablets from the age of 3 but talk to your doctor before changing how your child takes NITYR.
With NITYR you can easily create a suspension whenever and wherever you want:
- Less medication complexities with no refrigeration required
- Greater flexibility with on-the-go preparation
- Accurate dosing each and every time
When your child is ready, they can swallow the very small baby-sized tablet too.1 Talk to your doctor about which option is best suited for your child’s needs.
Administration using an oral syringe
Administration using Applesauce
- Crush one NITYR Tablet at a time by placing it between two teaspoons and pushing down lightly on the top spoon. Press, rotate, and look at the tablet. If large particles are still there, repeat until finely crushed. A tablet crusher is also available free of charge. Contact the NITYR Patient Support Team on 1-800-847-8714.
- Add the tablet powder to one full teaspoon of applesauce in a clean glass or bowl.
- If giving more than 1 tablet, repeat the process above, adding the powder to the same applesauce.
- Mix well.
- Feed the mixture to your child using a teaspoon.
- To make sure you give your child all the medicine, add another full teaspoon of applesauce to the same glass or bowl and stir. Again, feed the mixture to your child.
- Use the NITYR-applesauce mixture within 2 hours of preparation.
NITYR is very simple. You can also make the medicine the night before and the next day you can use it”
Muhammad: Uncle of Alina (NITYR patient, 1 year old)
Reference: 1. Data on file: NIT/03/18.