How to Take RAVICTI

RAVICTI® (glycerol phenylbutyrate) is a liquid medicine that you can take by mouth, as few as 3 times a day. It is odorless, nearly tasteless, and there are no pills to swallow or powders to mix.

  • RAVICTI can be taken by mouth, feeding tube, or g-tube. In patients who can swallow safely, RAVICTI can be taken by mouth, even if the patient has a g-tube
  • Adults and children 2 years and older take RAVICTI as few as 3 times per day
  • Babies and toddlers 2 months and older take 3 or more equal doses of RAVICTI each day with food or formula
  • People who take RAVICTI must follow a low-protein diet, and in some cases, take dietary supplements

Easy dosing

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Odorless and nearly tasteless liquid

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Easy to prep

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Take by mouth with meals


Simple steps for taking RAVICTI by mouth

Watch the videos below for step-by-step instructions on how to take RAVICTI by mouth. Or, if you have questions or need more help, contact your Patient Access Manager at 1-833-830-7273.

Getting started: All it takes is 1 twist off and 1 twist on

Remove the childproof cap on the RAVICTI bottle by pushing down on the cap while twisting it to the left. Then, attach the blue AdaptaCap™ Bottle Adapter onto the bottle by twisting it to the right.

Fill the syringe: It's as easy as "Hold, flip, pull"

  • Hold the RAVICTI bottle securely as you place the tip of the oral dosing syringe into the AdaptaCap™ Bottle Adapter
  • Flip the bottle upside down with the oral dosing syringe still inserted
  • Pull the plunger of the oral dosing syringe back slowly to draw up the amount of RAVICTI prescribed by your doctor. Don’t forget to turn the bottle upright again (Tip: Pulling slowly will help avoid large air bubbles from forming in the medicine.)

Easy to take: Squirt RAVICTI right into the mouth

Once the oral dosing syringe is ready, place it into the mouth. Push the plunger to squirt all of the medicine directly into the mouth.

Wash it down: Take RAVICTI with water or food

Ensure the full dose of RAVICTI is swallowed completely by drinking liquid or eating some food. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, RAVICTI can work with the timing of your meals.

Watch the full videos or download the guides

Child taking RAVICTI by mouth
Download PDF: Taking by Mouth Guide
Read transcript

Voiceover:

Welcome to the RAVICTI® (glycerol phenylbutyrate) Oral Liquid instructional dosing video.

In this video you will see step-by-step instructions for the oral administration of RAVICTI for you or your child.


Approved Uses for RAVICTI® (glycerol phenylbutyrate) Oral Liquid
RAVICTI is a prescription medicine used in adults and children 2 months of age and older for long-term management of high levels of ammonia in the blood (hyperammonemia) caused by a condition called a urea cycle disorder (UCD). RAVICTI must be used along with a low-protein diet and, in some cases, dietary supplements. RAVICTI should only be used if the UCD cannot be managed with a low-protein diet and dietary supplements alone.

RAVICTI is not used to treat extremely high levels of ammonia in the blood (hyperammonemic crises) in people with UCDs as they may require rapidly acting medication.
It is not known if RAVICTI is safe and effective for the treatment of N-acetylglutamate synthase (NAGS) deficiency.
It is not known if RAVICTI is safe and effective for children younger than 2 months.


This video is intended to complement the instructions you have already received from your healthcare provider. Always take RAVICTI exactly as directed by your doctor.

Do not mix RAVICTI with formula or any other liquids.

Now, let's get started.

Your RAVICTI shipment includes: a 25-mL bottle of RAVICTI, a blue AdaptaCapTM Bottle Adapter, and an oral dosing syringe.

When dosing RAVICTI, be sure to use the oral dosing syringe provided with the product.

First, remove the childproof cap on the RAVICTI bottle. To do that, push down on the cap while twisting it to the left.

Then, attach the blue AdaptaCap™ Bottle Adapter onto the bottle. Put it on top of the bottle and twist it to the right.

Make sure it is secured tightly on the bottle.

While holding the RAVICTI bottle securely, place the tip of the oral dosing syringe into the AdaptaCapTM Bottle Adapter.

Turn the bottle upside down with the oral dosing syringe still inserted.

Now, you're ready to fill the oral dosing syringe with RAVICTI.

Get the medicine into the oral dosing syringe by pulling the plunger back slowly. Pulling slowly will help avoid large air bubbles from forming in the medicine.

Pull the plunger back until the first line of the black rubber stopper is even with the dosing mark. The dosing marks are on the barrel of the oral dosing syringe. Match the dosing mark with the amount of medicine prescribed by your doctor.

Then, turn the bottle upright again.

If there are large air bubbles, push the medicine back into the bottle. Do this slowly.

Then, draw up the medicine again.

Once you have your oral dosing syringe ready, place it into the mouth. Push the plunger to squirt the medicine directly into the mouth.

Make sure all of the medicine is pushed out of the oral dosing syringe and swallowed.

Put the cap on the oral dosing syringe.

Drink liquid or eat some food right after taking RAVICTI.

This helps ensure that all of the medicine is swallowed.

Close the tab on the AdaptaCap™ Bottle Adapter.

Make sure it's closed tightly.

You can use 1 oral dosing syringe and 1 blue AdaptaCap™ Bottle Adapter for all doses each day. You can also choose to use a new oral dosing syringe with each dose. Do not rinse the AdaptaCap™ Bottle Adapter or oral dosing syringe between doses.

After the last dose of the day, dispose of the oral dosing syringe.

If you take too much RAVICTI, call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.

You should consult your physician if you have missed a dose of RAVICTI.

Do not mix RAVICTI with formula or any other liquids.


IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Detailed Important Safety Information

Who should not take RAVICTI:
Children younger than 2 months should not take RAVICTI because they may not be able to digest it. Do not take RAVICTI if you are allergic to phenylbutyrate. Call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room if you have symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as wheezing, shortness of breath, cough, low blood pressure, flushing, nausea, or rash while taking RAVICTI.

RAVICTI may cause serious side effects:
The breakdown of RAVICTI produces the byproduct phenylacetate, which may cause nervous system side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these symptoms while taking RAVICTI: sleepiness; lightheadedness; change in taste; problems with hearing; confusion; problems with memory; worsening of numbness, tingling, or burning in your hands or feet; headache, tiredness; nausea; or vomiting.

What are the possible side effects of RAVICTI?
The most common side effects of RAVICTI in adults include diarrhea, gas, headache, nausea, vomiting, tiredness, decreased appetite, and dizziness.

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children ages 2 to 17 years include stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, and headache.

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children ages 2 months to younger than 2 years include decreased level of a type of white blood cell, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, decreased appetite, cough, nasal congestion, runny nose, and rash.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all of the possible side effects of RAVICTI. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

Before you take RAVICTI:
Tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney problems, pancreas or bowel (intestine) problems, or any other medical conditions. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if RAVICTI will harm your unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if RAVICTI passes into your breast milk. Breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment with RAVICTI. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you take RAVICTI.

Talk to your doctor about participating in a UCD registry. The purpose of this registry is to collect information about people with UCDs to improve care. For more information about the registry program, call 1-855-823-2595 or visit www.ucdregistry.com.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

This information is not comprehensive. To learn more, talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist. The FDA-approved product labeling, including the Medication Guide, can be found at Ravicti.com.

Taking RAVICTI by feeding tube
Download PDF: Feeding Tube Guide
Read transcript

Voiceover:

Welcome to the RAVICTI® (glycerol phenylbutyrate) Oral Liquid instructional dosing video.

In this video, you will see step-by-step instructions for administration of RAVICTI if you or your child have a nasogastric or gastrostomy [ga-‘sträs-tə-mē] feeding tube.

If you can swallow liquids, it is recommended you take RAVICTI by mouth.


Approved Uses for RAVICTI® (glycerol phenylbutyrate) Oral Liquid
RAVICTI is a prescription medicine used in adults and children 2 months of age and older for long-term management of high levels of ammonia in the blood (hyperammonemia) caused by a condition called a urea cycle disorder (UCD). RAVICTI must be used along with a low-protein diet and, in some cases, dietary supplements. RAVICTI should only be used if the UCD cannot be managed with a low-protein diet and dietary supplements alone.

RAVICTI is not used to treat extremely high levels of ammonia in the blood (hyperammonemic crises) in people with UCDs as they may require rapidly acting medication.
It is not known if RAVICTI is safe and effective for the treatment of N-acetylglutamate synthase (NAGS) deficiency.
It is not known if RAVICTI is safe and effective for children younger than 2 months.

This video is intended to complement the instructions you have already received from your healthcare provider. Always take RAVICTI exactly as directed by your doctor.

Do not mix RAVICTI with formula or any other liquids.

Now, let's get started.

Your RAVICTI shipment includes:

a 25-mL bottle of RAVICTI, a blue AdaptaCapTM Bottle Adapter, and an oral dosing syringe.

When dosing RAVICTI, be sure to use the oral dosing syringe provided with the product.

First, remove the childproof cap on the RAVICTI bottle. To do that, push down on the cap while twisting it to the left.

Then, attach the blue AdaptaCapTM Bottle Adapter onto the bottle. Put it on top of the bottle and twist it to the right.

Make sure it is secured tightly on the bottle.

While holding the RAVICTI bottle securely, place the tip of the oral dosing syringe into the AdaptaCapTM Bottle Adapter.

Turn the bottle upside down with the oral dosing syringe still inserted.

Now, you're ready to fill the oral dosing syringe with RAVICTI.

Get the medicine into the oral dosing syringe by pulling the plunger back slowly. Pulling slowly will help avoid large air bubbles from forming in the medicine.

Pull the plunger back until the first line of the black rubber stopper is even with the dosing mark. The dosing marks are on the barrel of the oral dosing syringe. Match the dosing mark with the amount prescribed by your doctor.

Then, turn the bottle upright again.

If there are large air bubbles, push the medicine back into the bottle. Do this slowly.

Then, draw up the medicine again.

Next, place the tip of the oral dosing syringe into the smaller port of the feeding tube.

The smaller port of the nasogastric or gastrostomy feeding tube is used for medicine.

Ask your doctor if you’re not sure which port to use.

Using the plunger of the oral dosing syringe, slowly and carefully push RAVICTI into the feeding tube.

Make sure all of the medicine is pushed out of the oral dosing syringe.

After you have pushed all of the RAVICTI into the feeding tube, remove the oral dosing syringe, put the cap on, and set it aside.

Close the tab on the AdaptaCapTM Bottle Adapter.

Make sure it's closed tightly.

Use a separate large syringe to flush water into the feeding tube. A large syringe can be found in the box containing your feeding tube.

Make sure all of the water or formula drains through the feeding tube.

You can use 1 oral dosing syringe and 1 blue AdaptaCap™ Bottle Adapter for all doses each day. You can also choose to use a new oral dosing syringe with each dose. Do not rinse the AdaptaCap™ Bottle Adapter or oral dosing syringe between doses.

After the last dose of the day, dispose of the oral dosing syringe.

If you take too much RAVICTI, call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.

You should consult your physician if you have missed a dose of RAVICTI.

Do not mix RAVICTI with formula or any other liquids.


IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Detailed Important Safety Information

Who should not take RAVICTI:
Children younger than 2 months should not take RAVICTI because they may not be able to digest it. Do not take RAVICTI if you are allergic to phenylbutyrate. Call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room if you have symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as wheezing, shortness of breath, cough, low blood pressure, flushing, nausea, or rash while taking RAVICTI.

RAVICTI may cause serious side effects:
The breakdown of RAVICTI produces the byproduct phenylacetate, which may cause nervous system side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these symptoms while taking RAVICTI: sleepiness; lightheadedness; change in taste; problems with hearing; confusion; problems with memory; worsening of numbness, tingling, or burning in your hands or feet; headache, tiredness; nausea; or vomiting.

What are the possible side effects of RAVICTI?
The most common side effects of RAVICTI in adults include diarrhea, gas, headache, nausea, vomiting, tiredness, decreased appetite, and dizziness.

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children ages 2 to 17 years include stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, and headache.

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children ages 2 months to younger than 2 years include decreased level of a type of white blood cell, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, decreased appetite, cough, nasal congestion, runny nose, and rash.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all of the possible side effects of RAVICTI. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

Before you take RAVICTI:
Tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney problems, pancreas or bowel (intestine) problems, or any other medical conditions. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if RAVICTI will harm your unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if RAVICTI passes into your breast milk. Breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment with RAVICTI. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you take RAVICTI.

Talk to your doctor about participating in a UCD registry. The purpose of this registry is to collect information about people with UCDs to improve care. For more information about the registry program, call 1-855-823-2595 or visit www.ucdregistry.com.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

This information is not comprehensive. To learn more, talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist. The FDA-approved product labeling, including the Medication Guide, can be found at Ravicti.com.

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APPROVED USES and IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION for RAVICTI
What is the most important safety information I should know about RAVICTI?
RAVICTI may cause serious side effects, including: Nervous system side effects (Neurotoxicity).
 The breakdown of RAVICTI produces the byproduct phenylacetate (PAA), which may cause nervous system side effects.

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What is RAVICTI?

RAVICTI (glycerol phenylbutyrate) Oral Liquid is a prescription medicine used for long-term management of high blood levels of ammonia (hyperammonemia) caused by a condition called a urea cycle disorder (UCD). RAVICTI should be used if the UCD cannot be managed with a low-protein diet and dietary supplements alone. RAVICTI must be used along with a low-protein diet and in some cases, dietary supplements.

RAVICTI is not used to treat extremely high levels of ammonia in the blood (hyperammonemic crisis) in people with UCDs.

It is not known if RAVICTI is safe and effective for the treatment ofN-acetylglutamate synthase (NAGS) deficiency.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important safety information I should know about RAVICTI?

RAVICTI may cause serious side effects, including:

Nervous system side effects (Neurotoxicity). The breakdown of RAVICTI produces the byproduct phenylacetate (PAA), which may cause nervous system side effects.

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these symptoms while taking RAVICTI:

  • sleepiness
  • lightheadedness
  • change in taste
  • problems with hearing
  • confusion
  • problems with memory
  • worsening of numbness, tingling, or burning in your hands or feet
  • headache
  • feeling very tired (fatigue)
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Who should not take RAVICTI?

Do not take RAVICTI if you are allergic to phenylbutyrate. Call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room if you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction while taking RAVICTI:

  • wheezing
  • shortness of breath
  • cough
  • low blood pressure
  • flushing
  • nausea
  • skin rash

What should I tell my doctor before taking RAVICTI?

Tell your doctor about any medical conditions and if you:

  • Have liver or kidney problems.
  • Have pancreas or bowel (intestine) problems.
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if RAVICTI will harm your unborn baby.
    • Pregnancy Registry: There is a Pregnancy Registry for women who take RAVICTI just before becoming pregnant or who become pregnant during treatment with RAVICTI. The purpose of this registry is to collect information about the health of you and your baby. Talk to your doctor about how you can join the Pregnancy Registry. For more information about this registry, call 1-855-823-2595 or visit www.ucdregistry.com.
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if RAVICTI passes into your breast milk. Breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment with RAVICTI. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you take RAVICTI.

What are possible side effects of RAVICTI?

RAVICTI may cause serious side effects, including:

  • See "What is the most important information I should know about RAVICTI?"

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in adults include:

  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • headache
  • abdomen (stomach) pain
  • vomiting
  • tiredness
  • decreased appetite
  • indigestion or heartburn

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children 2 years to 17 years of age include:

  • upper abdomen (stomach) pain
  • rash
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • decreased appetite
  • headache

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children 2 months to less than 2 years of age include:

  • low white blood cell count (neutropenia)
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • reduced food intake
  • cough
  • stuffy nose
  • runny nose
  • skin rash
  • small round bumps on the skin

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children less than 2 months of age include:

  • vomiting
  • rash
  • gastroesophageal reflux
  • increased levels of liver enzymes in the blood
  • decreased appetite and reduced food intake
  • low red blood cell count (anemia)
  • cough
  • loss of too much body fluid (dehydration)
  • too much acid in the blood (acidosis)
  • high blood platelet count (thrombocytosis)
  • low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia)
  • low blood neutrophil count (type of white blood cell) (neutropenia)
  • high white blood cell count (lymphocytosis)
  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • constipation
  • fever
  • drowsiness (lethargy)
  • irritability
  • agitation

These are not all of the possible side effects of RAVICTI. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

For additional important safety information, click here for the Full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide and discuss with your doctor.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is RAVICTI?

RAVICTI (glycerol phenylbutyrate) Oral Liquid is a prescription medicine used for long-term management of high blood levels of ammonia (hyperammonemia) caused by a condition called a urea cycle disorder (UCD). RAVICTI should be used if the UCD cannot be managed with a low-protein diet and dietary supplements alone. RAVICTI must be used along with a low-protein diet and in some cases, dietary supplements.

RAVICTI is not used to treat extremely high levels of ammonia in the blood (hyperammonemic crisis) in people with UCDs.

It is not known if RAVICTI is safe and effective for the treatment ofN-acetylglutamate synthase (NAGS) deficiency.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important safety information I should know about RAVICTI?

RAVICTI may cause serious side effects, including:

Nervous system side effects (Neurotoxicity). The breakdown of RAVICTI produces the byproduct phenylacetate (PAA), which may cause nervous system side effects.

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these symptoms while taking RAVICTI:

  • sleepiness
  • lightheadedness
  • change in taste
  • problems with hearing
  • confusion
  • problems with memory
  • worsening of numbness, tingling, or burning in your hands or feet
  • headache
  • feeling very tired (fatigue)
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Who should not take RAVICTI?

Do not take RAVICTI if you are allergic to phenylbutyrate. Call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room if you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction while taking RAVICTI:

  • wheezing
  • shortness of breath
  • cough
  • low blood pressure
  • flushing
  • nausea
  • skin rash

What should I tell my doctor before taking RAVICTI?

Tell your doctor about any medical conditions and if you:

  • Have liver or kidney problems.
  • Have pancreas or bowel (intestine) problems.
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if RAVICTI will harm your unborn baby.
    • Pregnancy Registry: There is a Pregnancy Registry for women who take RAVICTI just before becoming pregnant or who become pregnant during treatment with RAVICTI. The purpose of this registry is to collect information about the health of you and your baby. Talk to your doctor about how you can join the Pregnancy Registry. For more information about this registry, call 1-855-823-2595 or visit www.ucdregistry.com.
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if RAVICTI passes into your breast milk. Breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment with RAVICTI. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you take RAVICTI.

What are possible side effects of RAVICTI?

RAVICTI may cause serious side effects, including:

  • See "What is the most important information I should know about RAVICTI?"

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in adults include:

  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • headache
  • abdomen (stomach) pain
  • vomiting
  • tiredness
  • decreased appetite
  • indigestion or heartburn

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children 2 years to 17 years of age include:

  • upper abdomen (stomach) pain
  • rash
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • decreased appetite
  • headache

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children 2 months to less than 2 years of age include:

  • low white blood cell count (neutropenia)
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • reduced food intake
  • cough
  • stuffy nose
  • runny nose
  • skin rash
  • small round bumps on the skin

The most common side effects of RAVICTI in children less than 2 months of age include:

  • vomiting
  • rash
  • gastroesophageal reflux
  • increased levels of liver enzymes in the blood
  • decreased appetite and reduced food intake
  • low red blood cell count (anemia)
  • cough
  • loss of too much body fluid (dehydration)
  • too much acid in the blood (acidosis)
  • high blood platelet count (thrombocytosis)
  • low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia)
  • low blood neutrophil count (type of white blood cell) (neutropenia)
  • high white blood cell count (lymphocytosis)
  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • constipation
  • fever
  • drowsiness (lethargy)
  • irritability
  • agitation

These are not all of the possible side effects of RAVICTI. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

For additional important safety information, click here for the Full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide and discuss with your doctor.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.