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What is Zokinvy used for?

This medication is used to lower the risk of death in people with a certain rare condition (Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome - HGPS). It is also used to treat people with certain other rare conditions (Progeroid Laminopathies). Lonafarnib works by decreasing the amount of a harmful substance (progerin) caused by these conditions.




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Zokinvy Frequently Asked Questions

Read the Patient Information Leaflet and Instructions for Use if available from your pharmacist before you start using lonafarnib and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually twice a day: once with the morning meal and once with the evening meal. Swallow the capsules whole with water. Do not crush or chew.

If you have trouble swallowing the capsule, it may be opened and the contents mixed as directed in orange juice, applesauce, or certain liquids used to make a suspension. Swallow the mixture within 10 minutes of mixing it. Do not save the mixture for future use.

Avoid eating grapefruit or Seville oranges or drinking grapefruit juice while using this medication unless your doctor or pharmacist says you may do so safely. Do not mix the contents of the capsule in juice containing grapefruit or Seville oranges. Grapefruit and Seville oranges can increase the chance of side effects with this medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

The dosage is based on your medical condition, body size, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.

Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of serious side effects will increase.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Zokinvy Dosage and Form Information

75 Mg
50 Mg