VERQUVO® (vericiguat) is indicated to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death and heart failure (HF) hospitalization following a hospitalization for HF or need for outpatient IV diuretics, in adults with symptomatic chronic HF and ejection fraction less than 45%.
SELECTED SAFETY INFORMATION
● VERQUVO® (vericiguat) is contraindicated in patients with concomitant use of other soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) stimulators.
● VERQUVO is contraindicated in pregnancy.
● Embryo-Fetal Toxicity: Based on data from animal reproduction studies, VERQUVO® (vericiguat) may cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. Advise females of reproductive potential of the potential risk to a fetus. Obtain a pregnancy test before the start of treatment. Advise females of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during treatment with VERQUVO and for at least one month after the final dose.
● There is a Pregnancy Surveillance Program that monitors pregnancy outcomes in women exposed to VERQUVO during pregnancy. Health care providers should report any prenatal exposure by calling 1-877-888-4231 or at https://pregnancyreporting.verquvo-us.com.
● In a clinical trial, the most commonly observed adverse events with VERQUVO® (vericiguat) vs placebo, occurring at a frequency ≥5%, were hypotension (16% vs 15%) and anemia (10% vs 7%).
● Concomitant use of VERQUVO with PDE-5 inhibitors is not recommended due to the potential for hypotension.
● There are no data on the presence of vericiguat in human milk, the effects on the breastfed infant, or effects on milk production. Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in breastfed infants from VERQUVO, advise women not to breastfeed during treatment with VERQUVO.