Tetrabenzine Xenazine (Tetrabenazine)
What is Tetrabenzine Xenazine (Tetrabenazine) used for?
Xenazine (Tetrabenazine) is an oral medication used to treat the symptoms of patients suffering from Huntington`s disease. It operates by reducing the amount of chemicals in the body that cause the uncontrolled muscle movements associated with this disorder. Your doctor may also prescribe this medication to be used along with others to get the most effective results from treatment.
How should I use Tetrabenzine Xenazine (Tetrabenazine)?
Follow your doctor`s instructions while using Xenazine (Tetrabenazine) to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet taken two to three times each day. Your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed whole and unaltered along with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a meal is suggested prior to use if you experience nausea. Never split or crush the tablets before taking them as this may destroy or change their effects. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine before using it to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Tetrabenzine Xenazine (Tetrabenazine)?
Xenazine (Tetrabenazine) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may emergency require medical attention include severe drowsiness, muscle fatigue, dizziness, severe anxiety, unusual mood changes, stiff muscles, fever, flu symptoms, urinary retention, trouble swallowing, or difficulty breathing. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to ensure the necessary adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Xenazine (Tetrabenazine) should not be used by patients who are breastfeeding, suffering from depression, or who have a tumour dependent on prolactin for growth, Parkinson`s-like symptoms, a tumour affecting the adrenal glands, 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 abnormal heart rhythms, or if you are taking any medications that may cause a prolonged QT interval as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring alterations to your treatment.
Strictly use Xenazine (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.
Xenazine (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.