3-Year-Old to 12-Year-Old Children
NITYR is bioequivalent to Orfadin*1 capsules, which means that it has the same efficacy, safety and side effects as your child's current nitisinone (NTBC), and may offer patients and their families greater convenience.
Most children are able to swallow tablets from the age of 3. NITYR Tablets are very small2 (baby aspirin sized) which means that it may be easier for your child to swallow the tablets. But check with your healthcare professional before administering NITYR Tablets to young children (the 30-Day Free NITYR Program3 is available). For patients that cannot swallow tablets, please follow the indications on the Infant Administration page.
The tablets are tasteless and should be swallowed whole with a drink of water, and can be taken with or without food. With the right support, your child can start swallowing tablets very easily which will give you peace of mind knowing that they have taken an accurate dose. This will represent the first step for your child taking their medication independently, and may allow them – and their caregivers – greater freedom and convenience.
The tablets are also easy to carry – and strong enough to be stored in your active child’s pocket or backpack without breaking part. NITYR tablets are taken twice a day, but check with your healthcare professional for the best dosage schedule that can accommodate your child’s daily routine. Also consult the prescribing information for more detail.
1 Data on file: NIT/02/202 Data on file NIT/03/18 3Free 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/offerstcs.4 Data on file NIT/01/20. *Orfadin is a registered trademark licensed by Sobi, Inc. or its affiliates.