Important Safety Information
WARNING: ENCEPHALOPATHY INCLUDING WERNICKE’S
What is the most important information I should know about INREBIC?
INREBIC may cause serious side effects, including:
- Encephalopathy (including Wernicke’s encephalopathy). A serious and sometimes fatal neurological problem called encephalopathy (including Wernicke’s encephalopathy) has happened in some people who take INREBIC. Wernicke’s encephalopathy is a neurologic emergency that can happen if you do not have enough vitamin B1 (thiamine) in your body. Your healthcare provider will do a blood test to check your vitamin B1 level before starting and during treatment with INREBIC. Your healthcare provider may tell you to stop taking INREBIC and take a vitamin B1 supplement if you develop side effects during treatment with INREBIC.
Call your healthcare provider right away if you develop diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting that does not respond to treatment.
Get emergency medical help right away if you develop the following:
- confusion, memory problems, or drowsiness
- problems with balance and movement, such as difficulty walking
- eye problems, such as double or blurred vision or abnormal eye movements
Call your healthcare provider if you experience rapid weight loss or weight loss that does not get better with treatment.
Before taking INREBIC, tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including if you:
- have low red blood cell or platelet counts
- have or have had liver problems
- have or have had kidney problems
- have had cancer in the past
- are a current or past smoker
- have had a blood clot, heart attack, other heart problems, or stroke
- are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if INREBIC passes into your breast milk. You should not breastfeed during treatment with INREBIC and for at least 1 month after your last dose. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby during treatment with INREBIC.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
INREBIC and other medicines may affect each other causing unwanted side effects. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
These are not all of the possible side effects of INREBIC.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.