Get answers to some frequently asked questions about PREVYMIS


In adults who have received an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell (bone marrow) transplant, PREVYMIS is a prescription medicine to help prevent cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and disease.

PREVYMIS helps stop CMV from multiplying. That is how PREVYMIS helps keep people from getting sick from CMV.


How do I take PREVYMIS?

PREVYMIS comes as a tablet or can be given by your doctor through an IV line (intravenously).

If you take PREVYMIS tablets:
  • Take PREVYMIS exactly as your doctor tells you to take it. Do not stop taking PREVYMIS without talking to your doctor first.
  • Take 1 PREVYMIS tablet 1 time each day.
  • Take PREVYMIS with or without food.
  • Swallow PREVYMIS tablets whole.
  • It is important that you do not miss or skip doses of PREVYMIS.
  • Store PREVYMIS tablets at 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C) in the original package until use.
If you forget to take the tablets:
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If you do not remember until it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your dose at the next scheduled time. Do not take 2 doses of PREVYMIS at the same time to make up for a missed dose.
If you take too much PREVYMIS, call your doctor right away.
If you receive PREVYMIS through an IV line (intravenously):
  • You will receive PREVYMIS 1 time each day, given over 1 hour.
  • If you miss or skip your dose of PREVYMIS, call your doctor right away.
  • If you have to keep PREVYMIS at home, store in the original carton to protect from exposure to light.

Indication for PREVYMIS

  • PREVYMIS is a prescription medicine to help to prevent cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and disease in adults who have received an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell (bone marrow) transplant.
  • It is not known if PREVYMIS is safe and effective in children under 18 years of age.
  • Do not take PREVYMIS if you take pimozide or ergot alkaloids.
  • If you are taking PREVYMIS with cyclosporine, do not take pitavastatin or simvastatin.
  • Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you have kidney or liver problems; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, since it is not known if PREVYMIS will harm your unborn baby; and if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed, since it is not known if PREVYMIS passes into your breast milk. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby while taking PREVYMIS.
  • Tell your doctor about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. PREVYMIS may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how PREVYMIS works and can cause serious side effects.
  • Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of medicines and show it to your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine. Your doctor or pharmacist will tell you if it is safe to take PREVYMIS with other medicines. Do not start or stop taking another medicine without telling your doctor first.
  • The most common side effects while taking PREVYMIS include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, swelling in your arms and legs, cough, headache, tiredness, and stomach (abdominal) pain. These are not all the possible side effects of PREVYMIS.
  • You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
  • Please read the accompanying Patient Information for PREVYMIS, and discuss it with your health care provider.
  • The Physician Prescribing Information also is available.