Quviviq is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s FDA-approved to treat insomnia in adults.

Drug details

Quviviq contains the active drug daridorexant, which belongs to a class of drugs called dual orexin receptor antagonists (DORAs).

Quviviq comes as an oral tablet. It’s available in two strengths: 25 milligrams (mg) and 50 mg.

FDA approval

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Quviviq in January 2022.

Is Quviviq a controlled substance?

Yes, Quviviq is a controlled substance. The government regulates how controlled substances are prescribed and dispensed because of their potential for misuse and dependence. Misuse refers to taking a drug in a way or for a purpose that a doctor hasn’t prescribed. With dependence, your body needs the drug to function as it usually would.

Quviviq is a Schedule IV controlled substance. Drugs with this classification have a low potential for misuse and a low risk of dependence. To learn more see the “Quviviq withdrawal and dependence” section below.

Effectiveness

For information about the effectiveness of Quviviq, see the “Quviviq uses” section below.

Quviviq is available only as a brand-name medication. It’s not currently available in generic form.

A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. Generics typically cost less than brand-name drugs.

Quviviq can cause mild or serious side effects. The following lists contain some of the key side effects that may occur while taking Quviviq. These lists do not include all possible side effects.

For more information about the possible side effects of Quviviq, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They can give you tips on how to manage any side effects that may be concerning or bothersome.

Note: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tracks side effects of drugs it has approved. If you would like to notify the FDA about a side effect you’ve had with Quviviq, you can do so through MedWatch.

Mild side effects

Below is a partial list of mild side effects of Quviviq. To learn about other mild side effects, talk with your doctor or pharmacist, or view Quviviq’s prescribing information.

Mild side effects of Quviviq can include:

  • headache
  • sleepiness the day after taking Quviviq
  • decreased mental alertness
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • mild allergic reaction*

Most of these side effects may go away within a few days to a couple of weeks. However, if they become more severe or don’t go away, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

* For more information about allergic reaction and Quviviq, see “Allergic reaction” below.

Serious side effects

Serious side effects from Quviviq are rare, but they can occur. Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 911 or your local emergency number if your symptoms feel life threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency.

Serious side effects and their symptoms can include:

  • Decreased alertness and responsiveness, which may lead to:
    • trouble completing tasks that require concentration or coordination
    • problems with thinking and awareness
    • inability to operate machinery or drive safely
  • Sleep paralysis. Symptoms can include:
    • not being able to move or talk for a few seconds to several minutes as you’re falling asleep or waking up
  • Hallucinations that occur as you’re falling asleep or waking up. Symptoms may occur at the same time as sleep paralysis and can include:
    • seeing or hearing things that aren’t really there
    • perceptions that are vivid or frightening
  • Excessive sleepiness.
  • Complex sleep behaviors (performing activities while asleep).* Examples of these behaviors include:
    • making phone calls
    • eating or cooking
    • driving
  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors.*
    • changes in behavior
    • thoughts about harming yourself
  • Severe allergic reaction.†

* This side effect was not seen in people who took Quviviq in clinical trials. However, this side effect has been reported in people taking other sleep medications. If you’re considering Quviviq treatment, you should be aware of this possible risk.
† For details about allergic reaction and Quviviq, see “Allergic reaction” below.

Suicide prevention

If you know someone at immediate risk of self-harm, suicide, or hurting another person:

  • Ask the tough question: “Are you considering suicide?”
  • Listen to the person without judgment.
  • Call 911 or the local emergency number, or text TALK to 741741 to communicate with a trained crisis counselor.
  • Stay with the person until professional help arrives.
  • Try to remove any weapons, medications, or other potentially harmful objects.

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, a prevention hotline can help. The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is available 24 hours a day at 988. During a crisis, people who are hard of hearing can use their preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988.

Click here for more links and local resources.

Allergic reaction

As with most drugs, some people can have an allergic reaction after taking Quviviq. This side effect wasn’t reported in clinical trials of this drug. However, it can still occur.

Symptoms of a mild allergic reaction can include:

A more severe allergic reaction is rare but possible. Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction can include:

  • swelling under your skin, typically in your eyelids, lips, hands, or feet
  • swelling of your tongue, mouth, or throat
  • trouble breathing

Call your doctor right away if you have an allergic reaction to Quviviq, as the reaction could become severe. Call 911 or your local emergency number if your symptoms feel life threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency.

As with all medications, the cost of Quviviq can vary. The price you’ll pay depends on your insurance plan, your location, and the pharmacy you use.

Keep in mind that you may be able to get a 90-day supply of Quviviq. If approved by your insurance company, getting a 90-day supply of the drug could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost. If you’re interested in this option, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance company.

Before approving coverage for Quviviq, your insurance company may require you to get prior authorization. This means that your doctor and insurance company will need to communicate about your prescription before the insurance company will cover the drug. The insurance company will review the prior authorization request and decide whether the drug will be covered.

If you’re not sure whether you’ll need to get prior authorization for Quviviq, contact your insurance company.

Financial and insurance assistance

If you need financial support to pay for Quviviq, or if you need help understanding your insurance coverage, help is available.

A cost assistance program is available for Quviviq. For more information and to find out whether you’re eligible for support, call 866-303-1222 or visit the program website.

To learn more about saving money on prescriptions, check out this article.

Mail-order pharmacies

Quviviq may be available through a mail-order pharmacy. Using this service may help lower the drug’s cost and allow you to get your medication without leaving home.

If recommended by your doctor, you may be able to receive a 90-day supply of Quviviq, so there’s less concern about running out of the medication. If you’re interested in this option, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance company. Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order medications.

If you don’t have insurance, you can ask your doctor or pharmacist about online pharmacy options.

Generic version

Quviviq is not available in a generic form. A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. Generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.

Other drugs are available that can treat insomnia. Some may be a better fit for you than others. If you’re interested in finding an alternative to Quviviq, talk with your doctor. They can tell you about other medications that may work well for you.

Note: Some of the drugs listed here are used off-label to treat these specific conditions. Off-label drug use is when a drug that’s approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is prescribed for a purpose other than what it’s approved for.

Alternatives for insomnia

Examples of other drugs that may be prescribed for insomnia treatment include:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves prescription drugs such as Quviviq to treat certain conditions. Quviviq may also be used off-label for other conditions. Off-label drug use is when an FDA-approved drug is prescribed for a purpose other than what it’s approved for.

Quviviq for insomnia

Quviviq is FDA-approved to treat insomnia in adults. The drug may be prescribed for one or both of the following types of insomnia:

  • Sleep onset insomnia (trouble falling asleep). With sleep onset insomnia, it may take you a long time to fall asleep.
  • Sleep maintenance insomnia (trouble staying asleep). With sleep maintenance insomnia, you may wake up in the middle of the night and are unable to fall back to sleep.

Insomnia explained

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that causes trouble sleeping. Difficulty sleeping can make it hard to complete tasks and other daily activities. It can also affect your mental health.

Insomnia often causes you to feel sleepy or irritable during the day. This can lead to negative consequences at work and in your relationships, and can lead to dangerous situations. Insomnia symptoms are associated with an increased risk of fatal accidental injuries and motor vehicle accidents.

For these reasons, it’s important to seek help from your doctor if you have trouble sleeping.

Your doctor may want you to try other ways to treat insomnia before or while you take Quviviq. These treatments may include:

  • Improving your sleep hygiene (a set of habits to help you sleep better). Examples include following a consistent sleep schedule and avoiding bright screens before bed.
  • Trying cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. This type of therapy addresses factors that affect your sleep. The therapy also teaches you new strategies to help you sleep.
  • Avoiding alcohol and caffeine close to bedtime. These substances can make it difficult to fall asleep or cause you to wake up during the night.

If these techniques aren’t effective for treating your insomnia, your doctor may prescribe a sleep medication such as Quviviq.

To learn more about treating insomnia, talk with your doctor. You can also refer to our science of sleep hub.

Effectiveness for insomnia

In clinical trials, Quviviq was shown to be an effective treatment for insomnia. For details on how Quviviq performed in these trials, read the drug’s prescribing information.

Quviviq and children

Quviviq is FDA-approved to treat insomnia only in adults. This drug hasn’t been studied in people younger than age 18 years.

If you’d like to learn about insomnia treatment options for children, talk with your child’s doctor.

Quviviq is prescribed to treat insomnia in adults.

People with insomnia may have overactive brain signals that involve orexin, a brain chemical. Orexin is believed to play a role in signaling your brain to stay awake. Orexin sends signals by attaching to specific receptors (binding sites) in the brain called OX1R and OX2R.

Quviviq belongs to a class of drugs called dual orexin receptor antagonists (DORAs). Quviviq’s mechanism of action (the way it works in your body) is to block the action of orexin receptors OX1R and OX2R. When the receptors prevent orexin from attaching to them, orexin can’t signal your brain to stay awake. This may help you fall asleep sooner and stay asleep longer.

How long does it take to work?

Quviviq starts working within 30 minutes to help you sleep. Keep in mind that taking Quviviq with food or right after eating may delay the drug’s effects by more than an hour.

In Quviviq’s clinical trials, some people reported sleeping better in the first week of treatment. Other people fell asleep sooner, slept longer, and reported better sleep quality within the first month of taking the drug. These results were maintained throughout the trial, which was 3 months long.

The Quviviq dosage your doctor prescribes will depend on several factors. These include:

  • the severity of your insomnia
  • the health of your liver
  • other medications you may take

The following information describes dosages that are commonly used or recommended. However, be sure to take the dosage your doctor prescribes for you. Your doctor will determine the best dosage to fit your needs.

Drug forms and strengths

Quviviq comes as an oral tablet. It’s available in two strengths: 25 milligrams (mg) and 50 mg.

Dosage for insomnia

The recommended dose of Quviviq is 25 mg to 50 mg. It’s meant to be taken every night. You should take your dose within 30 minutes before going to bed, and at least 7 hours before you plan to wake up.

A lower dose is recommended for people with liver problems. A lower dose is also recommended for people taking certain medications that can interact with Quviviq.

You should not take Quviviq more than once per night. And you should not increase your dosage unless your doctor advises doing so.

What if I miss a dose?

Quviviq is meant to be taken every night within 30 minutes before going to bed. If you miss a dose of Quviviq, you can take it only if you have at least 7 hours before you plan to wake up.

Quviviq is meant to be taken every night to help it work effectively. To help make sure you don’t miss a dose, try using a medication reminder. This can include setting an alarm 30 minutes before your usual bedtime. Or you can download a reminder app on your phone.

Will I need to take this drug long term?

Quviviq is meant to be taken as a long-term treatment. If you and your doctor determine that Quviviq is safe and effective for you, you’ll likely take it long term.

You should not drink alcohol while taking Quviviq.

Consuming alcohol while taking Quviviq can increase your risk of side effects, such as excessive sleepiness and decreased mental alertness. (For more about side effects, see the “Quviviq side effects” section above.)

If you accidentally have an alcoholic drink, you should skip your dose of Quviviq. However, keep in mind that skipping doses will likely make the drug less effective for treating your insomnia. So the manufacturer of Quviviq recommends against drinking alcohol at any time during Quviviq treatment.

It’s important to note that if your doctor has you stop taking Quviviq, sleepiness and decreased mental alertness can persist for several days after your last dose.

If you have questions about Quviviq and alcohol, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

Quviviq can interact with several other medications.

Different interactions can cause different effects. For instance, some interactions can interfere with how well a drug works. Other interactions can increase side effects or make them more severe. Drug-condition interactions can also cause certain effects. For information about these interactions, see the “Quviviq precautions” section below.

Quviviq and other medications

Below is a list of medications that can interact with Quviviq. This list does not contain all drugs that may interact with Quviviq.

Before taking Quviviq, talk with your doctor and pharmacist. Tell them about all prescription, over-the-counter, and other drugs you take. Also, tell them about any vitamins, herbs, and supplements you use. Sharing this information can help you avoid potential interactions.

If you have questions about drug interactions that may affect you, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Types of drugs that can interact with Quviviq include:

  • Other central nervous system (CNS) depressants. CNS depressants are substances or drugs that slow down the activity of your brain and nerves. They can increase your risk of side effects if taken with Quviviq.* Examples of CNS depressants include:
  • CYP3A4 inhibitors. An enzyme called CYP3A4 is important for breaking down Quviviq and clearing it from your system. Taking Quviviq with a drug that inhibits (blocks) the action of CYP3A4 can increase your risk of side effects of Quviviq.* Examples of CYP3A4 inhibitors include:
    • certain drugs used to treat HIV, including ritonavir (Norvir) and treatments that contain it, such as lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra)
  • CYP3A4 inducers. An enzyme called CYP3A4 is important for breaking down Quviviq and clearing it from your system. Taking Quviviq with a drug that induces (speeds up) the action of CYP3A4 can reduce how well Quviviq works to treat insomnia. Examples of CYP3A4 inducers include:
    • efavirenz (Sustiva), which is used for HIV
    • treatments that contain efavirenz, such as efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Atripla) and efavirenz/lamivudine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Symfi)
    • certain cancer drugs, such as apalutamide (Erleada) and lorlatinib (Lorbrena)

* For more about side effects, see the “Quviviq side effects” section above.

Quviviq and herbs and supplements

It’s possible that herbs or supplements may interact with Quviviq. For example, St. John’s wort could potentially decrease Quviviq’s effectiveness.

Also, healthcare professionals typically recommend avoiding herbs and supplements that cause sleepiness while taking a sleep medication such as Quviviq. Examples of these products include melatonin and valerian root supplements.

Other herb or supplement interactions could occur. So it’s best to check with your doctor or pharmacist before using these products with Quviviq.

Quviviq and foods

Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with Quviviq. Taking the drug with grapefruit and its juice may increase your risk of side effects of the drug. (For more about side effects, see the “Quviviq side effects” section above.)

Additionally, it’s typically better to take Quviviq without food. Taking Quviviq with a meal or right after eating may delay the drug’s effects on your body. This means it could take longer than usual for Quviviq to help you fall asleep.

You should take Quviviq according to the instructions your doctor gives you.

Quviviq comes as an oral tablet.

When to take

You’ll take Quviviq within 30 minutes before you go to bed. You should take your dose at least 7 hours before you plan to wake up.

Quviviq is meant to be taken every night to help the drug work effectively. To help make sure that you don’t miss a dose, try using a medication reminder. This can include setting an alarm 30 minutes before your usual bedtime. Or you can download a reminder app on your phone.

However, you should skip taking your dose of Quviviq if:

  • You have less than 7 hours before you plan to wake up. Quviviq may cause you to feel sleepy and less alert the next day. This can affect your ability to think clearly and drive safely. Taking the drug less than 7 hours before you plan to wake up may increase the risk of next-day sleepiness and decreased alertness.
  • You’ve consumed alcohol or taken another drug or substance that can make you feel sleepy. Doing so can increase the risk of excessive sleepiness. (For more about alcohol, see the “Quviviq and alcohol” section above.)

It’s important to note that skipping doses of Quviviq will likely make the drug less effective. Quviviq is meant to be taken every night. If you aren’t able to consistently plan for at least 7 hours in bed, talk with your doctor. You should also talk with them if you often drink alcohol or take drugs that cause sleepiness. They’ll likely suggest other ways to treat your insomnia.

Accessible labels and containers

If your prescription label is hard to read, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. Some pharmacies offer labels that have large print, braille, or a code you scan with a smartphone to convert text to speech. If your local pharmacy doesn’t have these options, your doctor or pharmacist may be able to direct you to one that does.

If you have trouble opening medication bottles, ask your pharmacist whether they can put Quviviq in an easy-open container. They also may be able to recommend tools that can make it simpler to open lids.

Taking Quviviq with food

It’s typically best to take Quviviq without food. If you take the drug with a meal or right after eating, it may take longer for Quviviq to help you fall asleep.

Can Quviviq be crushed, split, or chewed?

It’s best to swallow Quviviq tablets whole. The manufacturer of Quviviq doesn’t have any information on whether the tablets may be crushed, split, or chewed. The tablets were swallowed whole in all the drug’s clinical trials.

If you have trouble swallowing pills, talk with your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

It’s not known whether it’s safe to take Quviviq while pregnant. There haven’t been any clinical trials of the drug involving pregnant people to learn about its safety.

In animal studies, harmful effects were not observed in the offspring of animals given the drug. However, animal studies do not always accurately predict what could happen in humans.

If you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, talk with your doctor before taking Quviviq. They can advise you on whether the drug is right for you.

If you become pregnant while taking Quviviq, tell your doctor right away. They’ll guide you on the safest treatment options during this time.

Pregnancy registry

You’re encouraged to sign up for a pregnancy registry if you become pregnant while taking Quviviq. This registry collects information on how the drug affects pregnancy. Such registries help others make more informed decisions about whether to take a drug while pregnant. If you’d like more information about the registry, talk with your doctor. You can also call 833-400-9611.

It’s not known whether Quviviq is safe to take during pregnancy. If you’re sexually active and you or your partner can become pregnant, talk with your doctor about your birth control needs while you’re taking Quviviq.

For more information about taking Quviviq during pregnancy, see the “Quviviq and pregnancy” section above.

It’s not known whether it’s safe to take Quviviq while breastfeeding.

In animal studies, Quviviq passed into the breast milk of animals. However, researchers haven’t studied whether the drug passes into human breast milk.

If Quviviq passes into human breast milk, it’s possible the drug could cause excessive sleepiness in a child who is breastfed.

If you’re breastfeeding or considering it, talk with your doctor. They may recommend other ways to treat insomnia while breastfeeding.

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about Quviviq.

Does Quviviq cure insomnia?

By itself, taking a sleep medication such as Quviviq may not cure insomnia.

To help get the best possible results from Quviviq treatment, your doctor may also recommend other ways to treat insomnia. They may want you to try them before or while you take Quviviq. These treatments may include:

  • Improving your sleep hygiene (a set of habits to help you sleep better). Examples include following a consistent sleep schedule and avoiding bright screens before bed.
  • Trying cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. This type of therapy addresses factors that affect your sleep. The therapy also teaches you new strategies to help you sleep.
  • Avoiding alcohol and caffeine close to bedtime. These substances can make it difficult to fall asleep or cause you to wake up during the night.

If you have questions about these recommendations or what to expect from Quviviq treatment, talk with your doctor.

Is it safe for older adults to take Quviviq?

Taking Quviviq may increase the risk of certain side effects in older adults (ages 65 years and older). These include excessive sleepiness and fatigue, which can lead to falling. Because of this risk, doctors may monitor older adults more closely for side effects of Quviviq. Doctors may also recommend that older adults avoid driving during Quviviq treatment.

If you’re an older adult, talk with your doctor about the risks of Quviviq. They can give you personalized advice on whether it’s safe for you to take this drug.

What type of drug is Quviviq?

Quviviq, which is prescribed for insomnia, belongs to a class of prescription drugs called dual orexin receptor antagonists (DORAs).

DORAs are a newer class of sleep medications. Other DORAs include suvorexant (Belsomra) and lemborexant (Dayvigo).

If you have additional questions about Quviviq, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

This drug comes with several precautions. These are considered drug-condition interactions.

Before taking Quviviq, talk with your doctor about your health history. Quviviq may not be right for you if you have certain medical conditions or other factors affecting your health. These include:

  • Narcolepsy. Quviviq may worsen symptoms of narcolepsy. Due to this risk, doctors typically will not prescribe Quviviq if you have narcolepsy. Your doctor can recommend a different treatment option.
  • Cataplexy. People taking medications similar to Quviviq have reported developing cataplexy. This side effect was not reported in Quviviq’s clinical trials. However, it’s possible the drug could worsen your symptoms if you have cataplexy. Your doctor can provide more information about whether Quviviq is safe for you to take.
  • Liver problems. The liver is important for breaking down Quviviq and clearing it out of your system. Because of this, doctors typically prescribe a low dose of Quviviq to people with moderate liver problems. Also, Quviviq wasn’t studied in people with severe liver problems. If you have or had liver problems, talk with your doctor. Depending on the current health of your liver, they may suggest other treatment options.
  • Depression or mental illness. Worsening depression and suicidal behaviors have occurred in people who took sleep medications that are similar to Quviviq. If you’ve had depression or suicidal thoughts, talk with your doctor. If they prescribe Quviviq, your doctor will monitor you closely during treatment. They’ll also talk with you about watching for possible symptoms of worsening depression. These can include worsening fatigue and more trouble concentrating.
  • Lung or breathing problems, such as obstructive sleep apnea. If you have a breathing problem, such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), taking Quviviq may worsen your condition. Also, Quviviq wasn’t studied in people with severe OSA or those using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). To learn more about these risks, talk with your doctor. They can help you determine whether Quviviq is right for you.
  • Allergic reaction. If you’ve had an allergic reaction to Quviviq or any of its ingredients, your doctor will likely not prescribe Quviviq. Taking the drug could cause another allergic reaction. You can ask your doctor what other medications may be better options for you.
  • Pregnancy. It’s not known whether Quviviq is safe to take during pregnancy. For more information, see the “Quviviq and pregnancy” section above.
  • Breastfeeding. It’s not known whether it’s safe to take Quviviq while breastfeeding. To learn more, see the “Quviviq and breastfeeding” section above.

Note: For more information about the potential negative effects of Quviviq, see the “Quviviq side effects” section above.

Taking more than the recommended dosage of Quviviq can lead to serious side effects. Do not take more Quviviq than your doctor recommends. (For information on the recommended dosages of Quviviq, see the “Quviviq dosage” section above.)

Overdose symptoms

Symptoms of an overdose can include:

  • excessive sleepiness
  • muscle weakness, which may occur suddenly
  • sleep paralysis (inability to move or speak while falling asleep or waking up)
  • decreased awareness and attention
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • constipation

What to do in case of overdose

If you think you’ve taken too much of this drug, call your doctor. You can also call the American Association of Poison Control Centers at 800-222-1222 or use its online tool. However, if your symptoms are severe, call 911 or your local emergency number, or go to the nearest emergency room right away.

Here’s some information on Quviviq, withdrawal, and dependence.

Withdrawal

In clinical trials, people taking Quviviq did not experience withdrawal after they stopped treatment with the medication. (With drug withdrawal, you experience uncomfortable symptoms after you stop taking a drug or substance your body is used to having.)

However, stopping Quviviq treatment may cause your insomnia to return or worsen. (Quviviq is prescribed for insomnia in adults.) If you want to stop taking the medication, be sure to first talk with your doctor about other treatment options.

Dependence

People taking Quviviq did not develop physical drug dependence in clinical trials. (Drug dependence occurs when you need a drug in order to function, either physically or mentally.)

When researchers tested Quviviq’s potential for misuse, the results suggested that people might misuse Quviviq or become mentally dependent on it. (Misuse refers to taking a drug in a way or for a purpose that a doctor hasn’t prescribed.) The risk is increased in people with a history of alcohol use disorder or substance use disorder.

However, in a clinical trial of people who took Quviviq for 12 months for insomnia, there were no reports of misuse.

Before your doctor prescribes Quviviq, they’ll discuss the drug’s risks with you. Your doctor can help you decide whether to take Quviviq.

When you get Quviviq from the pharmacy, the pharmacist will add an expiration date to the label on the bottle. This date is typically 1 year from the date they dispensed the medication.

The expiration date helps guarantee that the medication is effective during this time. The current stance of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to avoid taking expired medications. If you have unused medication that has gone past the expiration date, talk with your pharmacist about whether you might still be able to take it.

Storage

How long a medication remains good for can depend on many factors, including how and where you store the medication.

You should store Quviviq tablets at room temperature, 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C), in a tightly sealed container. Avoid storing this medication in areas where it could get damp or wet, such as bathrooms.

Disposal

If you no longer need to take Quviviq and have leftover medication, it’s important to dispose of it safely. This helps prevent others, including children and pets, from taking the drug by accident. It also helps keep the drug from harming the environment.

This article provides several useful tips on medication disposal. You can also ask your pharmacist for information about how to dispose of your medication.

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