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CERDELGA- eliglustat capsule

  1. Patient Information
  2. What Is Cerdelga?
  3. What Should I Tell My Doctor Before Taking Cerdelga?before Taking Cerdelga, Tell Your Doctor About All Of Your Medical Conditions, Including If You:
  4. What Should I Avoid While Taking Cerdelga?
  5. What Are The Possible Side Effects Of Cerdelga?
  6. What Are The Ingredients In Cerdelga?active Ingredient:
  7. Inactive Ingredients:

Patient Information 

Advise the patient to read the FDA-approved patient labeling (Medication Guide).

Drug Interactions

Advise patients to discuss all the medications they are taking, including any herbal supplements or vitamins with their healthcare provider[
CERDELGA can affect the way other medicines work and other medicines can affect how CERDELGA works. Using CERDELGA with other medicines or herbal supplements may cause an increased risk of side effects.
Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
  • Medicine for:
    • Fungal infections
    • Tuberculosis
    • Seizures
    • Heart conditions or high blood pressure
    • Depression or other mental health problems
If you take any medicines for the conditions listed above, your doctor may need to prescribe a different medicine, change your dose of other medicines, or change your dose of CERDELGA. Tell your doctor about any new medicines before you start taking them.

What Is Cerdelga? 

CERDELGA is a prescription medicine used for the long-term treatment of Gaucher disease type 1 (GD1) in adults.
CERDELGA is not used in certain people with Gaucher disease type 1. Your doctor will perform a test to make sure that CERDELGA is right for you.
It is not known if CERDELGA is safe and effective in children.

What Should I Tell My Doctor Before Taking Cerdelga?before Taking Cerdelga, Tell Your Doctor About All Of Your Medical Conditions, Including If You: 

  • have heart problems, including a condition called long QT syndrome
  • have a history of a heart attack
  • have kidney or liver problems
  • are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is not known if CERDELGA will harm your unborn baby.
  • are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. It is not known if CERDELGA passes into your breast milk. You and your doctor will decide if you should take CERDELGA or breastfeed. You should not do both.
Tell your doctor about all of the medicines you take,including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
  • Take CERDELGA exactly as your doctor tells you to take it.
  • Your doctor may change your dose if needed.
  • Take CERDELGA capsules whole, preferably with water. Do not open, crush, or dissolve capsules before swallowing.
  • CERDELGA can be taken with or without food.
  • If you miss a dose of CERDELGA, take the next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses of CERDELGA at the same time.
  • If you take too much CERDELGA, call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.

What Should I Avoid While Taking Cerdelga? 

Avoid eating or drinking grapefruit products while taking CERDELGA. Grapefruit products can increase the amount of CERDELGA in your body.

What Are The Possible Side Effects Of Cerdelga? 

  • Store CERDELGA at room temperature between 68 F to 77 F (20 C to 25 C).
  • Keep CERDELGA and all medicines out of reach of children.
General information about the safe and effective use of CERDELGA.
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use CERDELGA for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give CERDELGA to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them.
If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about CERDELGA that is written for health professionals.
For more information, go to or call 1-800-745-4447.

What Are The Ingredients In Cerdelga?active Ingredient: 


Inactive Ingredients: 

microcrystalline cellulose, lactose monohydrate, hypromellose, glyceryl behenate, gelatin, candurin silver fine, yellow iron oxide, and FD&C blue 2
Manufactured by: Genzyme Ireland, Ltd., IDA Industrial Park, Old Kilmeaden Road, Waterford, Ireland
CERDELGA is a trademark of Genzyme Corporation. 2013 Genzyme Corporation. All rights reserved.

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