You are unique. And so is RYTARY.*
Every RYTARY capsule contains a unique combination of time-released carbidopa/levodopa (CD/LD) beads.
This is what makes RYTARY different.
Together, these beads allow RYTARY to work (absorb) quickly—and keep working for up to 4 to 5 hours—to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
In comparison, IR CD/LD medications only provide an immediate dose of medication. Levodopa levels look like a series of peaks and valleys over the course of a day.
The chart below is based on a single-dose study of RYTARY in healthy volunteers; pharmacokinetic level was projected over 12 hours.
RYTARY works to smooth out those peaks and valleys created by IR CD/LD by quickly delivering levodopa and then extending levodopa levels over a longer period of time. This may reduce the amount of “off” time you experience each day.
When I told my doctor about how often I was experiencing ‘off’ time, we talked about switching to extended release RYTARY. Our hope was that it would keep me on a more even keel, and it does do that for me.Individual results may vary.PhilON RYTARYSINCE 2015
Let RYTARY help the real you
In a clinical study, people with advanced Parkinson’s disease taking RYTARY experienced a 13.1% reduction in “off” time during waking hours (compared with only 6.2% for people taking IR CD/LD).‡
- RYTARY at study start and study end§: 36.9% to 23.8%
- IR CD/LD at study start and study end§: 36.0% to 29.8%
RYTARY also improved motor symptoms compared with IR CD/LD, which may help you perform daily activities.||
§Study end = Week 22 or early termination.
||This was a secondary measure of the study.
I have more ‘on’ time with RYTARY. Parkinson’s doesn’t stop me from stretching and staying physically active as my doctor recommended.Individual results may vary.DebbieON RYTARYSINCE 2015
RYTARY was shown to have
a similar safety profile as IR CD/LD.
I wasn’t surprised when I had a little trouble with nausea at first, and a slight dose adjustment was needed. RYTARY definitely gives me more ‘on’ time, so it’s been a great choice for me.David, on RYTARY since 2016Ask your healthcare provider if RYTARY could be right for you.