HETLIOZ® (tasimelteon) tolerability profile

Most common adverse reactions in SET (reported in >5% of patients treated with HETLIOZ® and 2x more frequently than in patients treated with placebo)1

Adverse Event HETLIOZ® (n=42) Placebo (n=42)
Headache 17% 7%
Alanine aminotransferase increased 10% 5%
Nightmares/abnormal dreams 10% 0%
Upper respiratory tract infection 7% 0%
Urinary tract infection 7% 2%
  • In placebo-controlled studies, 6% of patients exposed to HETLIOZ® (tasimelteon) discontinued treatment due to an adverse event, compared with 4% of patients who received placebo1

Reference: HETLIOZ® [prescribing information]. Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. 2014.

Important Safety Information

The most common adverse reactions (incidence >5% and at least twice as high on HETLIOZ® (tasimelteon) than on placebo) were headache, increased alanine aminotransferase, nightmares or unusual dreams, and upper respiratory or urinary tract infection. The risk of adverse reactions may be greater in elderly (>65 years) patients than younger patients because exposure to HETLIOZ® is increased by approximately 2-fold compared with younger patients.

Indication

HETLIOZ® is indicated for the treatment of Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder (Non-24).

Important Safety Information

  • HETLIOZ® may cause somnolence: After taking HETLIOZ®, patients should limit their activity to preparing for going to bed, because HETLIOZ® can potentially impair the performance of activities requiring complete mental alertness.
  • The most common adverse reactions (incidence >5% and at least twice as high on HETLIOZ® than on placebo) were headache, increased alanine aminotransferase, nightmares or unusual dreams, and upper respiratory or urinary tract infection. The risk of adverse reactions may be greater in elderly (>65 years) patients than younger patients because exposure to HETLIOZ® is increased by approximately 2-fold compared with younger patients.
  • Use of HETLIOZ® should be avoided in combination with fluvoxamine or other strong CYP1A2 inhibitors, because of a potentially large increase in exposure of HETLIOZ®, and a greater risk of adverse reactions. HETLIOZ® should be avoided in combination with rifampin or other CYP3A4 inducers, because of a potentially large decrease in exposure of HETLIOZ®, with reduced efficacy.
  • There are no adequate and well-controlled studies of HETLIOZ® in pregnant women. Based on animal data, HETLIOZ® may cause fetal harm. HETLIOZ® should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risks. Caution should be exercised when HETLIOZ® is administered to a nursing woman.
  • HETLIOZ® has not been studied in patients with severe hepatic impairment and is not recommended in these patients.
  • Safety and effectiveness of HETLIOZ® in pediatric patients have not been established.

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