This medication is used to improve survival from a certain genetic disorder (molybdenum cofactor deficiency-MoCD Type A). Fosdenopterin replaces a certain substance that is missing in people with MoCD Type A.

How to use

Read the Instructions for Use if available from the pharmacist before your child starts using fosdenopterin and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask the doctor or pharmacist.

This medication is given by injection into a vein as directed by your child's doctor, usually once a day.

If you are using this medication at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from the health care professional. The medication in the vial and the supplies that come with the medication should be used only once. Do not reuse. Take fosdenopterin out of the freezer 30 minutes before use to allow it to reach room temperature. You may also gently roll the vial in between your hands for 3 to 5 minutes. The solution used to mix the medication should also be at room temperature. After adding the solution to the powder, gently swirl the mixture to completely dissolve the powder. Do not shake. Check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day.

Do not increase the dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. Your child's condition will not improve any faster, and your child's risk of side effects will increase.

Tell the doctor if your child's condition gets worse.

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