LUCEMYRA should be taken orally, four times per day, for 5-7 days1

Example of LUCEMYRA Dosing Regimen

Dosing information for LUCEMYRA
  • The usual LUCEMYRA starting dosage is three 0.18 mg tablets (0.54 mg) taken orally 4 times daily during peak withdrawal symptoms (generally, this is the first 5 to 7 days after the last use of an opioid)
  • There should be 5 to 6 hours between each dose
  • The total daily dosage of LUCEMYRA should not exceed 2.88 mg (16 tablets) and no single dose should exceed 0.72 mg (4 tablets)
  • LUCEMYRA can be taken with or without food
  • LUCEMYRA treatment may be continued for up to 14 days with dosing guided by symptoms

Tapering LUCEMYRA

  • Discontinue LUCEMYRA with a gradual dose reduction over a 2- to 4-day period (e.g., reducing by 1 tablet per dose every 1 to 2 days)

LUCEMYRA may be used concomitantly with other medication-assisted treatments (MAT)1

  • LUCEMYRA has been studied concomitantly with commonly used therapies for Opioid Use Disorder, such as buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone
    • LUCEMYRA and methadone both prolong the QT interval. ECG monitoring is recommended in patients receiving methadone and LUCEMYRA
    • It is possible that oral naltrexone efficacy may be reduced if used concomitantly within 2 hours of LUCEMYRA
      • This interaction is not expected if naltrexone is administered by non-oral routes

Reference

  1. LUCEMYRA™ (lofexidine) [Prescribing Information]. Louisville, KY: US WorldMeds, LLC; 2018.