Tips to make VELTASSA part of your daily routine
Taken once daily, VELTASSA helps reduce high potassium in the blood and keeps levels normal over time. So it’s important to continue taking VELTASSA as your doctor prescribes. Here are a few tips to help you stay on track:
Set an alarm
Use your phone or clock as a reminder.
Choose a time and place
Take VELTASSA at the same time, and in the same place, every day.
Write a note
Place a reminder to yourself where you’ll see it.
Learn the possible side effects of VELTASSA
VELTASSA may cause serious side effects, including:
- Worsening of bowel function
- Low levels of magnesium in your blood (hypomagnesemia). Low levels of magnesium in the blood can happen when taking VELTASSA. Your doctor will check the magnesium levels in your blood during treatment with VELTASSA and may prescribe a magnesium supplement.
The most common side effects of VELTASSA include: constipation, low levels of magnesium, diarrhea, nausea, stomach-area (abdominal) discomfort, and gas.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.
These are not all of the possible side effects of VELTASSA. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.