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What is Tetrabenazine used for?
Tetrabenazine is used for the treatment of uncontrolled movements (chorea) associated with Huntington’s disease.
Tetrabenazine may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
How does Tetrabenazine work?
Tetrabenazine belongs to the class of drugs called as the monoamine depletors. This drug acts by decreasing certain natural substances in the brain, such as, dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine, which are responsible for nerve and muscle function. Thus, it helps in lowering the uncontrolled movements.
How to take Tetrabenazine?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Tetrabenazine as prescribed by your doctor.
Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.
If you miss a dose of Tetrabenazine, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
What are the drugs that interact with Tetrabenazine?
Drugs that interact with Tetrabenazine include the following:
This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.
What are the side effects of Tetrabenazine?
The following are the most common side effects of Tetrabenazine:
- Decreased appetite
- Unable to sleep
The following are the severe side effects, and you may require immediate medical attention:
- Difficulty in breathing
- Trouble concentrating
- Sore throat
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.
What special precautions should be followed while taking Tetrabenazine?
- Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Tetrabenazine or similar drugs.
- Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
- Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
- Keep the medication out of reach of children.
- Avoid alcohol while taking Tetrabenazine medication as it may alter the absorption of the drug.
- Avoid Tetrabenazine medication if you are pregnant or planning to be pregnant.
You are advised not to take Tetrabenazine if
- it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
- the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.
What should you tell your doctor before taking Tetrabenazine?
- Tell your doctor if you have any history of depression or liver problems.
- Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
- Tell your doctor if you are on Reserpine medication.
- Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Frequently asked questions about Tetrabenazine
- What are the overdose symptoms of Tetrabenazine?
- What are the contraindications of Tetrabenazine?
- Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while on Tetrabenazine medication?
The overdose symptoms of Tetrabenazine may include severe drowsiness, muscle pain, sweating, dizziness and fixed upward position of eyeballs.
Contraindications of Tetrabenazine include mood changes, depression, Parkinson’s disease, blood pressure drop on standing and rapid heartbeat.
Yes, it is advised to monitor blood pressure regularly while taking Tetrabenazine medication.
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