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Doctor Discussion Guide

This resource includes useful tools that
you can use to prep for doctor’s visits. After you have completed the fields below, print or email this list to yourself so that you have it with you at your next doctor's visit.

In this guide you’ll find:

My medications

Know the medicines you take

Fill in the fields below so that your healthcare provider is aware of all the medications you are currently taking.

Enter your medicines below:

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MEDICAL REASON

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TIME OF DAY

NAME OF DOCTOR

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My healthcare appointments

Keep track of your visits with your healthcare team. Make a note of appointment dates, which members of your healthcare team you met with, and what you talked about.

When was your last visit?

What was your white blood cell count?

What was your red blood cell count?

Have you scheduled your next visit?

When will it be?

Please select a date in the future.

Contact your doctor to schedule your next visit. Monitoring is an important part of maintaining a successful treatment regimen with your therapy.

Important questions to ask your healthcare provider

One of the best ways to learn about your treatment is to talk to your healthcare team. Speaking with your doctor or nurse can help make you feel more at ease and comfortable with your treatment. Some questions you may want to ask are:
  • Why is my AML therapy right for me?
  • What are the most important things I need to know about my AML therapy?
  • What should I expect while taking my AML therapy?
  • Are there side effects that I should watch out for?
  • Are there things that I should not do while taking my AML therapy?
  • How do I take my AML therapy? What if I miss a dose?
  • Where and how do I get my AML therapy?
  • How do I store and handle my AML therapy?
  • How often should I come in for follow-up visits while taking my AML therapy?
  • How long will it take for my AML therapy to start working? How will I know if it’s working?
  • How long will I stay on my AML therapy?
  • Are there any medicines I can’t take while I’m taking my AML therapy?

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What Is IDHIFA?

IDHIFA® (enasidenib) is a prescription medicine used to treat people with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with an isocitrate dehydrogenase-2 (IDH2) mutation whose disease has come back or has not improved after previous treatment(s). It is not known if IDHIFA is safe and effective in children.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important information I should know about IDHIFA?

IDHIFA may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Differentiation Syndrome. Differentiation syndrome is a condition that affects your blood cells which may be life-threatening or lead to death if not treated. Differentiation syndrome has happened within 10 days and up to 5 months after starting IDHIFA. Call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away if you develop any of the following symptoms of differentiation syndrome while taking IDHIFA:
    • fever
    • cough
    • shortness of breath
    • swelling of arms and legs
    • swelling around neck, groin, or underarm area
    • fast weight gain (greater than 10 pounds within a week)
    • bone pain

If you develop any of these symptoms of differentiation syndrome, your healthcare provider may start you on a medicine taken by mouth or given through a vein (intravenous) called corticosteroids and may monitor you in the hospital.

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Before taking IDHIFA, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. IDHIFA can cause harm to your unborn baby if taken during pregnancy
    • If you are able to become pregnant, your healthcare provider will do a pregnancy test before you start taking IDHIFA
    • Females who are able to become pregnant and who take IDHIFA should use effective birth control (contraception) during treatment with IDHIFA and for at least 1 month after your last dose of IDHIFA
    • Males who have female partners that are able to become pregnant should use effective birth control during treatment with IDHIFA and for at least 1 month after your last dose of IDHIFA
    • IDHIFA may affect how hormonal contraceptives work and may cause them to not work as well
    • Talk to your healthcare provider about birth control methods that may be right for you while taking IDHIFA
    • IDHIFA may cause fertility problems in females and males, which may affect your ability to have children. Talk to your healthcare provider if you have concerns about fertility
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if IDHIFA passes into your breast milk. You should not breastfeed during your treatment with IDHIFA and for at least 1 month after your last dose of IDHIFA

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

How should I take IDHIFA?

  • Take IDHIFA exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to
  • Take IDHIFA 1 time a day at the same time each day. IDHIFA can be taken with or without food
  • Swallow IDHIFA tablets whole with 8 ounces (one cup) of water. Do not chew or split the tablet
  • If you miss a dose of IDHIFA or vomit after taking a dose of IDHIFA, take the dose of IDHIFA as soon as possible on the same day. Then take your next dose the next day at your regularly scheduled time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time to make up for the missed dose
  • Your healthcare provider should do blood tests to check your blood counts before you start IDHIFA treatment and at a minimum of every 2 weeks for at least the first 3 months during treatment to check for side effects

What are the possible side effects of IDHIFA?

IDHIFA may cause serious side effects, including:

See "What is the most important information I should know about IDHIFA?"

The most common side effects of IDHIFA include:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • jaundice
  • decreased appetite

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any changes to the color of your skin or the whites of your eyes.

Your healthcare provider will monitor you for side effects during treatment and may tell you to stop taking IDHIFA if you develop certain side effects. These are not all the possible side effects of IDHIFA. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

General information about the safe and effective use of IDHIFA

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not take IDHIFA for conditions for which it was not prescribed. Do not give IDHIFA to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them. You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information about IDHIFA that is written for health professionals.

Please see full Prescribing Information, including Boxed WARNING and Medication Guide.

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