What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Tell your doctor if your symptoms have not improved after you have taken this medicine for 8 weeks.
You may get dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness for at least 6 hours after you take your dose and until you know how this medicine affects you. The risk of severe drowsiness is increased if you are also taking other medicines that cause drowsiness, or if you take this medicine during waking hours. Only take this medicine at bedtime.
Alcohol can increase dizziness and drowsiness, and can increase the risk of low blood pressure or fainting spells when combined with this medicine. Do not drink any alcoholic beverages while using this medicine.
Do not stand or sit up quickly. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. This medicine can cause low blood pressure, sometimes with dizziness and fainting spells. If you begin to feel dizzy or lightheaded, lie down and call for help if the symptoms don't go away.
Check with your doctor or health care professional if you get an attack of severe diarrhea or vomiting, or if you sweat a lot. The loss of too much body fluid may increase your risk for low blood pressure, dizziness, or fainting.
This medicine is only available through a restricted program called the ADDYI REMS Program, and can only be obtained through certified pharmacies participating in the program. For more information about the Program and a list of pharmacies that are enrolled in the Program, go to www.AddyiREMS.com or call 1-844-PINK-PILL (1-844-746-5745).
Side Effects to watch for
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- extreme drowsiness
- signs and symptoms of low blood pressure like dizziness; feeling faint or lightheaded, falls; unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
What may interact with this drug?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
- grapefruit juice
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
- birth control pills
- certain medicines for anxiety or sleep
- certain medicines for seizures like carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin
- certain medicines for stomach problems like cimetidine, esomeprazole, dexlansoprazole, lansoprazole, omeprazole, pantoprazole, rabeprazole, ranitidine
- ginkgo biloba
- narcotic medicines for pain
- St. John's Wort