The most common adverse reactions for children and adolescents (occurring at ≥5% and at least twice the placebo rate for any dose) were somnolence, decreased appetite, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, insomnia, and irritability. And in adults, insomnia, headache, somnolence, fatigue, nausea, decreased appetite, dry mouth, and constipation.1,2
Ask your patients about their medical conditions, including if they:
- Have or their family has a history of suicide, bipolar disorder, depression, mania, or hypomania
- Have blood pressure or heart rate problems
- Have severe kidney disease or dysfunction. Their dose of Qelbree and/or other medicines may need to be reduced3
- Are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed
Ask your patients about all the medicines they take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Taking Qelbree with certain other medicines may cause side effects or affect how well they work.
Especially ask if your patients take:
- Asthma medicines including theophylline
- Anti-depression medicines including MAOIs (monoamine oxidase inhibitors)
- Medicines metabolized by liver enzymes CYP1A2
Do not administer Qelbree if patients are allergic to viloxazine or any of the other ingredients in Qelbree. You can direct your patients to the Medication Guide for a complete list of ingredients in Qelbree.
Do not administer Qelbree if patients also take a medicine called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (e.g., isocarboxazid, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine).
Store Qelbree capsules at room temperature 68-77°F (excursions permitted between 59-86°F) and 20-25°C (excursions permitted between 15-30°C). Keep Qelbree and all medicines out of reach of children.1
Qelbree can be taken with or without food, whole, or the entire contents can be sprinkled over a spoonful (teaspoon or tablespoon) of soft food (pudding or applesauce). Consume the entire pudding mixture within 15 minutes or the applesauce mixture within 2 hours, without chewing. Do not store for future use. Capsules and their contents should not be cut, crushed, or chewed.1,2
100 mg: yellow, opaque body and cap (printed “SPN” on the cap, “100” on the body)1
150 mg: lavender, opaque body and cap (printed “SPN” on the cap, “150” on the body)1