Lifestyle Tips

Getting used to JYNARQUE® (tolvaptan)

Lifestyle tips

An important part of managing your condition is taking your medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you along the way.

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Speak up

As the saying goes, sharing is caring. The more people know about your autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), the more they can help.

  • Before you start treatment, talk to your doctor about the right way to take your medication
  • Make sure your healthcare team, including your healthcare providers and pharmacists, are aware of all the medicines you are taking
  • Be open about your needs with those you trust—talk about the need for water and frequent bathroom visits with family, friends, and co-workers, to create an everyday support system
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Keep to a schedule

Find ways to keep track of all the things you don’t want to forget.

  • Set alarms on your phone to help remind you when to take your medication
  • Create a recurring event in your calendar to remind yourself of upcoming lab tests and other appointments
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Make a plan

The better prepared you are, the better your treatment experience.

  • Find apps that can help you locate nearby restrooms to accommodate your needs while traveling
  • Keep extra water bottles handy—in the office, at home, and in the car
  • Consider going to the bathroom before meetings, dinnertime, movies, or other social events

Talking to family

Talking about JYNARQUE

ADPKD is an inherited disease. You may want to talk about JYNARQUE with your family members.

Talk About JYNARQUE With Family Members

Sharing your experiences with JYNARQUE may help your family members

  • Talk to your family about your journey. From diagnosis to starting treatment with JYNARQUE, you can help your family take the first step toward better understanding ADPKD
  • Since ADPKD is an inherited disease, there might be other people in your family who have it. It might also help them to know the options available for adults living with ADPKD

Are you starting or currently taking JYNARQUE but can't make it to your required labwork?

We will come to you.

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To help, we are offering a Home Collection Service available to all current, eligible patients taking JYNARQUE. A phlebotomist will be sent to your home to collect a blood sample for your REMS*-required blood work. The collection and processing will be free of charge to you.


If you are interested in this service, please reach out to your prescribing physician directly to get more details on this program or contact the Otsuka Patient Support Center at 1-855-242-7787 who are available from 9AM to 5PM EST.

*Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy

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