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A circle of support

The cystinosis journey isn’t one you have to make alone. You will build a treatment team of medical experts in different specialties that provide a circle of support to help you understand and be successful with treatment and disease management.

The healthcare team for cystinosis patients can grow and change as different symptoms arise. At the start, the team may include the patient’s nephrologist (kidney specialist), pharmacist, and pediatrician (for children) or primary care physician (for adults). A nephrologist is a specialist in kidney disease and is the primary healthcare provider for cystinosis patients.

Who can make up a cystinosis care team?


As new symptoms may arise, or to prevent damage, additional healthcare providers may be added to the team, including (but not limited to):

  • Cardiologist – covering heart and blood vessels
  • Endocrinologist – for hormones and metabolism
  • Medical geneticist – an expert on genes
  • Neurologist – for matters related to the nervous system
  • Orthopedist – whose expertise is bone injury and disease
  • Physical therapist – to help with exercise and rehab
  • Psychologist – to provide mental health support
  • Pulmonologist – for issues with lungs and breathing
  • Social worker – to help with counseling and referrals

Use this downloadable worksheet to track your doctors, specialists, and more

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Most people with a lifelong illness like cystinosis learn how to become advocates. Get involved with your care team and feel empowered while living with cystinosis. Try things like learning about your disease and medicines, finding support, or knowing your rights. However you choose to, you can get the information you need to make good decisions about your health and well-being while living with cystinosis.

I love to cook for other people. I like to see the joy in their face while they enjoy my food. And I enjoy preparing it for them.

—Justin, adult with cystinosis

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

PROCYSBI® (cysteamine bitartrate)
delayed-release capsules

Who should not take PROCYSBI?

Do not take PROCYSBI if you are allergic to penicillamine or cysteamine.

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What should I tell my doctor before taking PROCYSBI?

Before you take PROCYSBI, tell your doctor if you:

Tell your doctor about all medicines that you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

What should I avoid while taking PROCYSBI?

Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how PROCYSBI affects you. PROCYSBI can make you sleepy or less alert than normal.

Do not drink alcohol if you take PROCYSBI. Drinking alcohol while taking PROCYSBI may change how PROCYSBI works and may cause an increase in the amount of PROCYSBI in your blood that may cause serious side effects.

What are the possible side effects of PROCYSBI? PROCYSBI can cause serious side effects, including:

Tell your doctor right away if you develop any of the following symptoms while taking PROCYSBI: headache, buzzing or “whooshing” sound in the ear, dizziness, nausea, double vision, blurry vision, loss of vision, pain behind the eye or pain with eye movement.

The most common side effects with PROCYSBI include: vomiting, nausea, stomach (abdominal) pain, breath odor, diarrhea, skin odor, tiredness, skin rash, headache, and problems with body salts or electrolytes.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all of the possible side effects of PROCYSBI. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is PROCYSBI (Pro-CIS-bee)?

PROCYSBI® (cysteamine bitartrate) delayed-release capsules is a prescription medicine used to treat a medical condition called nephropathic cystinosis, in adults and children 1 year of age and older. It is not known if PROCYSBI is safe and effective in children under 1 year of age.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

PROCYSBI® (cysteamine bitartrate)
delayed-release capsules

Who should not take PROCYSBI?

Do not take PROCYSBI if you are allergic to penicillamine or cysteamine.

What should I tell my doctor before taking PROCYSBI?

Before you take PROCYSBI, tell your doctor if you:

Tell your doctor about all medicines that you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

What should I avoid while taking PROCYSBI?

Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how PROCYSBI affects you. PROCYSBI can make you sleepy or less alert than normal.

Do not drink alcohol if you take PROCYSBI. Drinking alcohol while taking PROCYSBI may change how PROCYSBI works and may cause an increase in the amount of PROCYSBI in your blood that may cause serious side effects.

What are the possible side effects of PROCYSBI? PROCYSBI can cause serious side effects, including:

Tell your doctor right away if you develop any of the following symptoms while taking PROCYSBI: headache, buzzing or “whooshing” sound in the ear, dizziness, nausea, double vision, blurry vision, loss of vision, pain behind the eye or pain with eye movement.

The most common side effects with PROCYSBI include: vomiting, nausea, stomach (abdominal) pain, breath odor, diarrhea, skin odor, tiredness, skin rash, headache, and problems with body salts or electrolytes.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all of the possible side effects of PROCYSBI. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is PROCYSBI (Pro-CIS-bee)?

PROCYSBI® (cysteamine bitartrate) delayed-release capsules is a prescription medicine used to treat a medical condition called nephropathic cystinosis, in adults and children 1 year of age and older. It is not known if PROCYSBI is safe and effective in children under 1 year of age.