Read about the possible side effects of RYDAPT.
RYDAPT® (midostaurin) capsules is a prescription medicine taken by mouth with food. For acute myeloid leukemia (AML), RYDAPT is taken in addition to chemotherapy. You should always take RYDAPT exactly as your doctor tells you.
AML treatment usually starts in the hospital. This first phase of treatment is called induction therapy. If the disease is still in your body after the induction phase, your doctor may give you additional treatment. This second phase of treatment is called consolidation therapy. This treatment can be given while you are in the hospital or as outpatient therapy. Your doctor will discuss what the best treatment plan for you may be.
During your stay in the hospital, your health care team will give you RYDAPT in addition to your regular chemotherapy. Your doctor will likely begin to give you RYDAPT the day after your first 7 days of induction chemotherapy.
How often do I take RYDAPT?
Capsules not actual size.
Your doctor will tell you how many capsules of RYDAPT you need to take. The usual starting dose is 2 capsules twice a day. These should be taken about 12 hours apart (with breakfast and with dinner).
Taking RYDAPT at the same time each day will help you to remember when to take your medicine.
Your doctor may tell you to decrease your dose, temporarily stop, or completely stop taking RYDAPT if you develop certain side effects during treatment with RYDAPT. Do not change your dose unless your doctor tells you to.
Tips for taking RYDAPT
Take RYDAPT exactly as your health care provider tells you
If you miss a dose of RYDAPT, take your next dose at your scheduled time. Do not take an extra dose to make up for a missed dose
Do not open or crush RYDAPT capsules
If you vomit after taking a dose of RYDAPT, do not take an extra dose. Take your next dose at your scheduled time. Your doctor may prescribe additional medicines to help with nausea, if needed
View the support offerings for eligible patients taking RYDAPT (PDF).