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Prescription support services

Call Prescription Support Services at 1‑888‑887‑3447 if you have questions. We are available from AM to 8 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

INBRIJA Demonstration video

Watch the INBRIJA demonstration video for a refresher.

Doctor discussion guide

Speaking Up About OFF Periods, our doctor discussion guide, can help you get the most out of every doctor visit. Download it now or get it emailed to you the day of your next doctor visit.

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  • More information about INBRIJA
  • Information to make the most out of your doctor visits
  • Tips to Manage Your Parkinson’s OFF periods to Take Life ON

Check out the Resources section for more information.

Storing, cleaning, and disposing of INBRIJA.

Store your inhaler and capsules at room temperature (68°F to 77°F [20°C to 25°C]), in a dry place. That means no freezing or refrigerating.

Keep the capsules inside their foil (blister) packages until just before you are ready to use them. Do not preload (store capsules inside) the inhaler for a future dose. As for all medicines, keep INBRIJA out of the reach of children.

It is normal for some powder to remain on the inhaler. While cleaning your inhaler isn’t necessary, you can wipe the inside and outside of the mouthpiece with a dry cotton swab or a dry tissue. Make sure you don’t get the inhaler wet.

When all the capsules in a carton are gone, throw the inhaler in the trash. Each carton of capsules includes an inhaler, so you’ll get a new one with each new medication delivery.

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Selected Important Safety Information

  • Do not drive, operate machinery, or do other activities until you know how INBRIJA affects you. Sleepiness and falling asleep suddenly can happen as late as a year after treatment is started.
  • Tell your healthcare provider if you experience unusual uncontrollable urges such as gambling, binge eating, shopping, and sexual urges that have occurred in some people using medicine like INBRIJA.

Please see below for additional Important Safety Information.


Tips to Manage Your Parkinson's OFF periods to Take Life ON

Pace yourself during the day.

You can help keep fatigue at bay while you’re out by taking frequent breaks. Downtime here and there will help you relax and recharge.

Know your rhythms.

Are you a morning person? A night owl? Somewhere in between? Schedule errands and activities to make best use of your daily rhythms.

Get creative with exercise.

Improve motor function and engage your mind at the same time with skill-based exercises. Try walking a course with a specific time goal. Make sure to talk to your healthcare provider before starting a new exercise routine.

Make shopping simple.*

Spending time going from store to store might not be your idea of fun. The good news is you can simplify the task of shopping.

  • Try shopping online and automate deliveries of products you routinely use.
  • Bringing a friend or family member along for company can make your shopping trip less of a chore and more of a treat.
  • Make a note of which stores are located in the same shopping centers near you, so that you can streamline your stops while supporting local businesses.

With the time and energy saved, you can focus more on having your kind of fun.

Make eating out more enjoyable.*

Heading out to break bread with family and friends? Set yourself up for a good time by:

  • Picking a time that is before or after the usual meal rush to avoid crowds.
  • Calling ahead and asking about the menu or look online. Plan your order ahead of time and you can focus on enjoying the company when you are at the table.

Remember to take your INBRIJA with you.

The inhaler and blistered capsules are easy to carry in your bag, purse or pocket and there's no need for water, so you can take INBRIJA with you almost anywhere you go. Make sure to keep INBRIJA dry and at room temperature.

Remember, it’s important to talk to your doctor to see what tips might work best for managing your Parkinson’s OFF periods.

*Tell your healthcare provider if you experience unusual uncontrollable urges such as binge eating and shopping.

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Indication

INBRIJA™ is a prescription medicine used when needed for OFF episodes in adults with Parkinson’s treated with regular carbidopa/levodopa medicine. INBRIJA does not replace regular carbidopa/levodopa medicine.

Important Safety Information

Do not use INBRIJA if you take or have taken a nonselective monoamine oxidase inhibitor such as phenelzine or tranylcypromine within the last 2 weeks.

Indication

INBRIJA is a prescription medicine used when needed for OFF episodes in adults with Parkinson’s treated with regular carbidopa/levodopa medicine. INBRIJA does not replace regular carbidopa/levodopa medicine.

Important Safety Information

Do not use INBRIJA if you take or have taken a nonselective monoamine oxidase inhibitor such as phenelzine or tranylcypromine within the last 2 weeks.

Before using INBRIJA, tell your healthcare provider about your medical conditions, including:

  • asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or any chronic lung disease
  • daytime sleepiness, sleep disorders, sleepiness/drowsiness without warning, or use of medicine that increases sleepiness, including antidepressants or antipsychotics
  • dizziness, nausea, sweating, or fainting when standing up
  • abnormal movement (dyskinesia)
  • mental health problems such as hallucinations or psychosis
  • uncontrollable urges like gambling, sexual urges, spending money, or binge eating
  • glaucoma
  • pregnancy or plans to become pregnant. It is unknown if INBRIJA will harm an unborn baby.
  • breastfeeding or plans to breastfeed. Levodopa can pass into breastmilk and it is unknown if it can harm the baby.

Tell your healthcare provider if you take:

  • MAO-B inhibitors
  • dopamine (D2) antagonists (including phenothiazines, butyrophenones, risperidone, metoclopramide)
  • isoniazid
  • iron salts or multivitamins that contain iron salts

Do not drive, operate machinery, or do other activities until you know how INBRIJA affects you. Sleepiness and falling asleep suddenly can happen as late as a year after treatment is started.

Tell your healthcare provider if you experience the following side effects:

  • falling asleep during normal daily activities with or without warning. If you become drowsy, do not drive or do activities where you need to be alert. Chances of falling asleep during normal activities increases if you take medicine that cause sleepiness.
  • withdrawal-emergent hyperpyrexia and confusion (fever, stiff muscles, or changes in breathing and heartbeat) if you suddenly stop using INBRIJA or carbidopa/levodopa, or suddenly lower your dose of carbidopa/levodopa.
  • low blood pressure when standing up (that may be with dizziness, fainting, nausea, and sweating). Get up slowly after sitting/lying down.
  • hallucinations and other psychosis – INBRIJA may cause or worsen seeing/hearing/believing things that are not real; confusion, disorientation, or disorganized thinking; trouble sleeping; dreaming a lot; being overly suspicious or feeling people want to harm you; acting aggressive; and feeling agitated/restless.
  • unusual uncontrollable urges such as gambling, binge eating, shopping, and sexual urges has occurred in some people using medicine like INBRIJA.
  • uncontrolled, sudden body movements (dyskinesia) may be caused or worsened by INBRIJA. INBRIJA may need to be stopped or other Parkinson’s medicines may need to be changed.
  • bronchospasm – people with asthma, COPD, or other lung diseases may wheeze or have difficulty breathing after inhaling INBRIJA. If this occurs, stop taking INBRIJA and seek immediate medical attention.
  • increased eye pressure in patients with glaucoma. Your healthcare provider should monitor this.
  • changes in certain lab values including liver tests

The most common side effects of INBRIJA are cough, upper respiratory tract infection, nausea, and change in the color of saliva or spit.

Do not orally inhale more than 1 dose (2 capsules) for any OFF period. Do not take more than 5 doses (10 capsules) in a day.

Please see the Patient Information Leaflet.