Could RYTARY be right for you?

Medications, such as immediate release carbidopa/levodopa, work for many people with Parkinson’s. But over time, they may experience more “off” time—when their medication has worn off and the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s return.

If too much "off" time is preventing you from enjoying your time, RYTARY may be able to help.

Ask yourself:

  • Is it hard to predict how my day will go because of “off” time?
  • Is my medication not working like it used to?
  • Do I have to take more doses of my current medication to manage my motor symptoms?
  • Could I benefit from a treatment that works for up to 4 to 5 hours?
  • Is Parkinson’s getting in the way of making plans or doing my everyday activities?
If you answered YES to any of these questions,
ask your healthcare provider if RYTARY is right for you.

Getting the RYTARY dose that’s right for you.

When you start RYTARY, your dose may be adjusted to fit your specific needs. And even if you’re initially prescribed one dose of RYTARY, your healthcare provider may need to adjust it over time.

To make it easier for your healthcare provider to find the exact dose of RYTARY that’s right for you, the medication is available in 4 different capsule strengths.

95mg
145mg
195mg
245mg

*Carbidopa/levodopa. Capsules may not be representative of actual size.

If you've already been prescribed RYTARY, be sure to communicate with your healthcare provider early and often about your progress. This is particularly important during your first few days and weeks on treatment, as your body gets used to your new medication.

Check in with your healthcare provider 1 to 3 days after starting treatment, especially if you’re experiencing any of the following:

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Too much “off” time – when your medication has worn off and the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s return.
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A delay in “on” time – when your medication is working well to control your motor symptoms.
dyskinesia
Too much dyskinesia – an effect from your Parkinson’s medications where you have muscle movements that you can’t control.
If you start taking RYTARY and learn that your healthcare provider needs to adjust your dose, don’t worry. It’s all part of the process. In fact, in one study, 76% of people required a different dose compared with the recommended starting dose of RYTARY.

How to take RYTARY

Like with any medication, it’s important that you understand how to take it. For example:

DO

Take your doses of RYTARY with or without food, and you may want to consider taking your first dose of the day 1 to 2 hours before eating.
Take your doses of RYTARY with or without food, and you may want to consider taking your first dose of the day 1 to 2 hours before eating.

DO

Swallow RYTARY capsules whole. Or, you may sprinkle the entire contents of both halves of the capsule on a small amount of applesauce (1 to 2 tablespoons) and consume the mixture immediately.
Swallow RYTARY capsules whole. Or, you may sprinkle the entire contents of both halves of the capsule on a small amount of applesauce (1 to 2 tablespoons) and consume the mixture immediately.

DON’T

Chew, cut, or crush RYTARY capsules.
Chew, cut, or crush RYTARY capsules.

You may also want to avoid eating foods that are high in fat, calories, and/or protein, because these types of foods may affect how your body absorbs RYTARY.

Get the RYTARY Treatment Journal to track your progress—and help your healthcare provider identify the right RYTARY dose
for you.

My doctor explained that my symptoms may get worse at first and I may have some side effects, but to make sure I keep him informed on what was happening. So I tried it again. I stuck with it, and he was right. My side effects improved, and I was happy with my results with RYTARY.
Individual results may vary.
Denise
ON RYTARY
SINCE 2016
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