What is Revocon (Tetrabenazine) used for?
Revocon (Tetrabenazine) is an oral medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from the symptoms of Huntington`s disease. it operates by reducing the actions of chemicals in the brain associated with Huntington`s disease to prevent symptoms such as memory problems, personality changes, or degraded physical abilities. Your doctor may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Revocon (Tetrabenazine)?
Always follow your doctor`s directions while using Revocon (Tetrabenazine) to get the safest and most effective results from treatments. One tablet is normally administered two to three times each day. Your individual directions will be based on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full cup of water and may be taken with or without food, although a meal or snack is suggested prior to use if you get an upset stomach. Do not chew or split the tablets before use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Revocon (Tetrabenazine)?
Revocon (Tetrabenazine) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Stop using the medicine and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any serious side effects such as vertigo, muscle pain, tremors, difficulty swallowing, severe drowsiness, irregular heartbeats, or urinary retention. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Revocon (Tetrabenazine) should not be used by patients who are breastfeeding, pregnant, who have depression, Parkinson`s-like symptoms, a tumour of the adrenal gland, or who have taken an MAOI medication within the last two weeks. You are also suggested to inform your doctor if you have a history of depression, a history of arrhythmias, reduced kidney function, or decreased liver function to prevent unexpected health complications from occurring.
Strictly use Revocon (Tetrabenazine) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Revocon (Tetrabenazine) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.