Possible side effects with
You may experience side effects during treatment
Talk to your healthcare provider if you notice anything out of the ordinary with your health while taking LYTGOBI.
Serious side effects with LYTGOBI include eye problems* and high phosphate levels in your blood.† Below is a list of some of the additional possible side effects of LYTGOBI:
- Nails separated from the bed or poor formation of the nail
- Change in the color of nails
- Muscle pain
- Feeling tired or weak
- Dry mouth
- Hair loss
- Mouth sores
- Stomach area (abdominal) pain
- Dry skin
- Joint pain
- Changes in sense of taste
- Dry eye
- Decrease in appetite
- Urinary tract infection
- Redness, swelling, peeling or tenderness, mainly on the hands or feet (hand-foot syndrome)
Your healthcare provider may use blood tests and other laboratory tests to monitor possible side effects such as changes in kidney or liver function, increased blood glucose level, and decreased red blood cell, white blood cell, and platelet counts.‡
These are not all the possible side effects of LYTGOBI.
- *You will need to see an eye specialist for a complete eye exam before you begin treatment with LYTGOBI, every 2 months for the first 6 months, and every 3 months thereafter during treatment with LYTGOBI. Please see the full Prescribing Information for instructions.
- †Tell your healthcare provider right away if you develop any muscle cramps, or numbness or tingling around your mouth as this is a more serious side effect.
- ‡See the Prescribing Information for a full list of possible side effects that your healthcare provider will monitor with blood tests.
Tips to help manage some common side effects
You should always talk to your healthcare provider about any side effects you experience. Your healthcare provider will know the best way to help manage side effects, including prescribing an additional medication, lowering your dose of LYTGOBI, or temporarily or completely stopping treatment with LYTGOBI.
Some side effects can be managed at home. In addition to your healthcare provider's advice, here are some tips to help manage some of the common side effects of LYTGOBI.
- Try eating smaller meals throughout the day instead of 3 large meals
- Eat foods that are low in fiber and high in sodium or potassium. You can ask your healthcare provider for suggestions on specific foods
- Contact your healthcare provider if your diarrhea lasts more than 24 hours, or if you have pain or cramping
- Sip water throughout the day, suck on ice chips and sugar-free candy, or chew sugar-free gum
- If your mouth is always dry, ask your healthcare provider about saliva substitutes
- Be gentle when you wash your hair; use mild shampoo and pat dry
- Avoid items that can hurt your scalp such as heat-powered styling tools, hairspray or hair dye, or hair bands and clips
- Protect your scalp during and after hair loss by wearing a hat, turban, or scarf while you are outside, and avoid extreme temperatures
- Use a satin pillowcase to avoid friction while sleeping
- Take quick showers or sponge baths using a mild, moisturizing soap
- Pat yourself dry and apply moisturizing lotion while your skin is still damp after bathing
- Avoid toiletries containing alcohol
- Try to be active every day by walking or doing light exercise
- Eat foods that are high in fiber, such as whole-grain breads and cereals. You can also ask your healthcare provider for suggestions on specific foods
- Talk to your healthcare provider if you do not have a bowel movement for 2 days. They may suggest a fiber supplement, laxative, stool softener, or enema. Do not use these treatments without your healthcare provider's approval
- Try relaxing activities like meditation or yoga
- Plan time to rest during the day
- Try to get at least 8 hours of sleep at night
- Try low-effort exercises like short walks to stay active
Healthy Reminder: Try to eat well and drink at least 8 cups of water or other fluids each day.