3-Year-Old to 12-Year-Old Children
NITYR is bioequivalent to Orfadin1, 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 NITYR Three-Week Free Trial3 is available).
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/02/17 2 Data on file NIT/03/18 3 Free trial offer: Subject to terms and conditions and eligibility criteria. Patients can try NITYR for three weeks for free as long as their doctor prescribes it. Subject to terms and conditions, eligibility criteria, and to other federal and state law.4 Data on file NIT/01/17
*Orfadin is a registered trademark licensed by Sobi, Inc. or its affiliates.