How to manage skin reactions if they occur
Some people taking EXKIVITY experienced skin reactions, but they were mostly mild or moderate. They included rash, dry skin, and nail inflammation. Common symptoms of rash were itchy, dry, or swollen red skin, and red, inflamed, scaly skin.
If you experience any of these skin reactions, be sure to talk to your healthcare team right away. Your team may refer you to a dermatologist. If your rash is severe, they may reduce, withhold, or permanently discontinue your dose of EXKIVITY.
Limit sun exposure
Sunburn can make rash symptoms worse. Avoid too much time in the sun, use sunscreen, and protect your skin with a hat and long sleeves.
Keep skin soft
Use an alcohol- and perfume-free skin cream often. Avoid hot showers and products that dry your skin.
Talk to your healthcare team
Speak up if rash makes it hard for you to carry out normal daily activities.
The importance of speaking up
Sometimes people worry about mentioning side effects to their doctors or nurses—they don’t want to bother them, or they’re scared of being taken off their medication.
If you have any side effect that interferes with daily life or that does not go away, tell your healthcare team right away. Addressing side effects as soon as possible may keep them from getting worse.
Take notes on how you are feeling and share them with your healthcare team.