Pheburane® pellets are made up of sugar cores with a layer of medication and a special coating designed to mask the awful taste of sodium phenylbutyrate (NaPB).
Episodes of sudden, rapid increase of ammonia in the blood (acute hyperammonemia) may happen in people during treatment with Pheburane® . Pheburane® is not used for the treatment of acute hyperammonemia, which can be life-threatening and requires emergency medical treatment.
Pheburane® consists of very small coated oral pellets that are measured with a reusable calibrated dosing spoon that comes with each package of Pheburane®. A different option to other UCD treatments! No pills, mixing or syringes needed!
Pheburane® was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2022 as a safe and effective treatment option of NaPB for children and adults, used along with a specific diet to treat certain UCDs.
Pheburane® coated oral pellets may help patients comply with their treatment regimen.
Pheburane® helps the body to eliminate the waste product (nitrogen), thereby reducing the amount of toxic ammonia in the body.
Pheburane® must be used along with a low protein diet.
The most common side effects of sodium phenylbutyrate include: Absent or irregular menstrual periods, decreased appetite, body odor, bad taste or avoiding foods that you ate prior to getting sick (taste aversion).
What is Pheburane®?
Beforetaking Pheburane®, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you or your child take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Certain medicines may increase the level of ammonia in your blood or cause serious side effects when taken during treatment with Pheburane®. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you or your child take:
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your or your child’s healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
What are the possible side effects of Pheburane®?
Pheburane® can cause serious side effects, including: Nervous system problems (neurotoxicity).
Call your healthcare provider right away if you get any of the following symptoms during treatment with Pheburane®:
Low potassium levels in your blood (hypokalemia). Your healthcare provider will monitor your blood potassium levels during treatment with PHEBURANE and treat if needed.
Conditions related to swelling (edema).Pheburane® contains salt (sodium), which can cause swelling from salt and water retention. Your healthcare provider will decide if PHEBURANE is right for you if you have certain medical conditions that can cause swelling, such as heart failure, liver problems or kidney problems.
The most common side effects of Pheburane® include:
Your healthcare provider may do certain blood tests to check you or your child for side effects during treatment with Pheburane®.
These are not all the possible side effects of Pheburane®.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.