I DON’T HAVE SICKLE CELL, BUT MY LOVED ONE DOES. WHAT CAN I DO TO OFFER SUPPORT?
There are many ways to support loved ones throughout their journey with sickle cell.
Learn as much as you can about sickle cell
Help find supportive doctors who understand sickle cell and who stay up-to-date with developments in the care of sickle cell
Encourage your loved one to schedule and keep regular doctor's appointments. Attend appointments with them for support
Get connected to local and/or national sickle cell organizations and advocates
Stay positive. Help your loved one find ways to avoid or manage stress at home, school, or at work
Listen a lot. Ask your loved one to tell you the ways in which they would like to be supported
Ask for and accept additional help when needed, for yourself and for your loved one
What is OXBRYTA?
OXBRYTA is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of sickle cell disease in adults and children 12 years of age and older.
It is not known if OXBRYTA is safe and effective in children below 12 years of age.
This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on increase in hemoglobin (Hb). Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in confirmatory trial(s).
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Do not take OXBRYTA if you have had an allergic reaction to voxelotor or any of the ingredients in OXBRYTA. See the end of the patient leaflet for a list of the ingredients in OXBRYTA.
If you are receiving exchange transfusions, talk to your healthcare provider about possible difficulties with the interpretation of certain blood tests when taking OXBRYTA.
Before taking OXBRYTA, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
have liver problems
are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if OXBRYTA can harm your unborn baby
are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if OXBRYTA can pass into your breastmilk and if it can harm your baby. Do not breastfeed during treatment with OXBRYTA and for at least 2 weeks after the last dose
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Some medicines may affect how OXBRYTA works. OXBRYTA may also affect how other medicines work.
What are the possible side effects of OXBRYTA?
OXBRYTA can cause serious side effects, including:
Serious allergic reactions. Tell your healthcare provider or get emergency medical help right away if you get:
shortness of breath
swelling of the face
The most common side effects of OXBRYTA include:
stomach (abdominal) pain
These are not all the possible side effects of OXBRYTA.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects to Global Blood Therapeutics at 1-833-428-4968 (1-833-GBT-4YOU).
Keep OXBRYTA and all medicines out of the reach of children.
Oxbryta is a registered trademark of Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. All other trademarks, registered or unregistered, are the property of their respective owners.