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A healthy diet can help you feel your best

Learn what to eat and what to avoid

It’s no surprise that how and what you eat may trigger Carcinoid Syndrome Diarrhea (CSD) symptoms. Here are some tips and recipes that will help you stay in control.

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Foods to avoid or reduce

Foods with amines1

These foods include aged cheeses, alcoholic beverages, smoked or salted foods, soy products, chocolate, and coffee

Hot spices1

Try to avoid pepper, cayenne pepper, and mustard

Foods high in fat1

Fried foods, full-fat dairy products, chips, processed meats, and desserts are all high in fat

So, what CAN you eat? Try these foods

There are many nutritious, tasty foods that you can eat to help you manage your CSD, including vegetables, whole grains, and protein-rich foods like fish, beef, chicken, and eggs.

Recipes to get you started

Get additional support, including help with your diet, from a Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE)

When you sign up for one-on-one support with a CNE, you have free access to a specialist who can answer any questions you may have about diet, nutrition, Carcinoid Syndrome Diarrhea and XERMELO. When you sign up, your CNE can send you a free Find Food You Love nutrition and recipe guide.

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References

  1. Oncologynutrition.org. Carcinoid Syndrome & Diet. Updated February 2014. https://www.oncologynutrition.org/erfc/eating-well-when-unwell/carcinoid-syndrome-and-diet.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  • Do not take XERMELO if you have a history of hypersensitivity to telotristat or any of the ingredients in XERMELO.
  • XERMELO may cause constipation which can be serious. You should stop taking XERMELO if severe constipation or severe, persistent, or worsening abdominal pain develops. Talk to your doctor if you have these symptoms.
  • Do not take XERMELO if you have a history of hypersensitivity to telotristat or any of the ingredients in XERMELO.
  • XERMELO may cause constipation which can be serious. You should stop taking XERMELO if severe constipation or severe, persistent, or worsening abdominal pain develops. Talk to your doctor if you have these symptoms.
  • The most common side effects of XERMELO include nausea, headache, increase in liver enzymes, depression, flatulence, decreased appetite, swelling of your hands and feet, fever, abdominal pain, and constipation.
  • Talk to your doctor about all medications you are taking as some may interact with XERMELO.
  • XERMELO is not recommended if you have moderate or severe liver impairment.

Indication

XERMELO is a prescription pill, used along with somatostatin analog (SSA) therapy, for Carcinoid Syndrome diarrhea in adults who are not adequately controlled by SSA therapy.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. To report suspected adverse reactions, contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.FDA.gov/medwatch. You may also contact TerSera Therapeutics at 1-844-334-4035 or medicalinformation@tersera.com.

Please see Full Prescribing Information.

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  • Do not take XERMELO if you have a history of hypersensitivity to telotristat or any of the ingredients in XERMELO.
  • XERMELO may cause constipation which can be serious. You should stop taking XERMELO if severe constipation or severe, persistent, or worsening abdominal pain develops. Talk to your doctor if you have these symptoms.
  • Do not take XERMELO if you have a history of hypersensitivity to telotristat or any of the ingredients in XERMELO.
  • XERMELO may cause constipation which can be serious. You should stop taking XERMELO if severe constipation or severe, persistent, or worsening abdominal pain develops. Talk to your doctor if you have these symptoms.
  • The most common side effects of XERMELO include nausea, headache, increase in liver enzymes, depression, flatulence, decreased appetite, swelling of your hands and feet, fever, abdominal pain, and constipation.
  • Talk to your doctor about all medications you are taking as some may interact with XERMELO.
  • XERMELO is not recommended if you have moderate or severe liver impairment.

Indication

XERMELO is a prescription pill, used along with somatostatin analog (SSA) therapy, for Carcinoid Syndrome diarrhea in adults who are not adequately controlled by SSA therapy.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. To report suspected adverse reactions, contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.FDA.gov/medwatch. You may also contact TerSera Therapeutics at 1-844-334-4035 or medicalinformation@tersera.com.

Please see Full Prescribing Information.

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