YOU WILL NEED:
- Liquid formulation bottle
- Bottle adapter
- Dosing syringe (1 dosing syringe is included in the FYCOMPA Oral
Take the FYCOMPA bottle, bottle adapter, and syringe out of the box.
Shake the bottle well—as you would shake a container of salad
dressing—before each use.
Take the cap off the bottle. Put the bottle adapter into the bottle by pressing it down. After the bottle adapter is in place, you can't take it off. See A
Check the dose in milliliters (mL) of FYCOMPA liquid that your doctor prescribed. Find this number on the syringe. See B
Push the plunger of the syringe all the way down. While the bottle is upright, put the syringe into the bottle through the opening in the bottle adapter. See C
Hold the syringe in place, and turn the bottle and syringe upside down. Pull the plunger on the syringe to reach the dose your doctor prescribed (the amount of FYCOMPA medicine in Step 4). See D
If you see air bubbles in the syringe, fully push in the plunger so the medicine flows back into the bottle.
Then, pull the plunger on the syringe to reach the dose your doctor prescribed. Measure the mLs of FYCOMPA liquid from the white line at the end of the plunger, not the black line.
If your prescribed dose is more than 20 mL, go to Step 7. If your dose is 20 mL or less, skip Step 7 and go to Step 8.
If your dose is more than 20 mL, you can get the right amount of
FYCOMPA by using the same syringe.
Draw the first 20 mL into the syringe and slowly squirt into the
corner of your mouth (Steps 8 to 9).
Then, draw the remaining amount of medicine in the same syringe
(Steps 4 to 6) and take FYCOMPA liquid (Steps 8 to 9).
Turn the bottle right-side up and take the syringe out of the bottle
Push down on the plunger to slowly squirt FYCOMPA directly into the corner of your mouth.
If your dose is more than 20 mL, slowly squirt FYCOMPA from the syringe into the corner of your mouth. Then repeat Steps 7 to 8 and slowly squirt FYCOMPA from the same syringe into the corner of your mouth. See E
Rinse the syringe with tap water after each use. To do this:
- Fill a cup with water
- Put the tip of the syringe in the water. Pull the plunger back to draw water from the cup into the syringe
- Push down the plunger to release water into the sink. See F
Put the cap of the bottle and twist tightly. Leave the bottle
adapter on. The cap will fit over the bottle adapter.