Uses

This medication is used to treat a certain type of blood vessel disease: anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis. It works by blocking the immune system from damaging the blood vessels.

How to use

Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking avacopan and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth with food as directed by your doctor, usually twice daily. Swallow the capsules whole. Do not chew, crush, or open the capsules.

The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

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

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

Tell your doctor if your condition does not get better or it gets worse.

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