Generic Name: tetrabenazine
Drug Class: vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT) inhibitor
Nitoman is an oral prescription drug used to reduce uncontrolled movements or chorea caused by Huntington’s disease, senile chorea, tardive dyskinesia, hemiballismus, and Tourette’s syndrome. This controls hyperkinetic movements.
This is available in Nitoman 25 mg tablet.
Nitoman Mechanism of Action
It decreases the absorption of monoamines into synaptic vesicles and reduces monoamine stores in the system. These monoamines are norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin, which are all linked to nerve and muscle function.
How to Take Nitoman
It is necessary to read the information leaflet or medication guide provided by a healthcare provider before beginning to use this medication. You must not take any medication unless you have read and comprehended the instructions and uses. For more medical advice or information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
This tablet is only meant to be taken by mouth. This is usually prescribed once a day, in the morning. You may take the oral tablet with or without a meal. Swallow it entirely and drink a glass of water right after.
Make a dosing schedule. Do not increase or decrease your Nitoman dosage. You should not take this oral medication more frequently than recommended.
Nitoman Side Effects
Mild & Common Side Effects:
-Nausea and vomiting
Severe Side Effects:
-High blood pressure
-Signs of the neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS)
Note that this is not a full/complete list of the side effects of Nitoman.
If you get severe or persistent side effects, stop taking the drug and contact your doctor or another health care expert.
Warnings and Precautions
Do not take Nitoman if you have a known allergy to tetrabenazine or any inactive ingredients the tablet may contain. Always be watchful for any signs of serious allergic reactions, including trouble breathing, swelling of the face and neck, severe dizziness, swollen lymph nodes, hives/itchiness, and skin rashes. Stop using this oral medication and seek emergency medical treatment right away if this happens.
This medication may be contraindicated for people with a history of depression or suicidal thoughts, liver problems, and kidney disease. You should also discuss all of your prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal products with your doctor owing to the possibility of drug interactions.
This oral medicine has the potential to cause QT prolongation, which could be a medical emergency. Symptoms are severe dizziness and fainting. Staying hydrated and avoiding water pills can help you avoid this. You should also be monitored for low levels of potassium and magnesium in the blood, as they may also lead to QT prolongation.
This oral medication should only be taken by pregnant or lactating mothers if absolutely necessary. All potential risks should be discussed with a healthcare provider.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is Nitoman used for?
This prescription drug is used to decrease chorea. Uncontrollable movements are usually caused by Huntington’s disease or other conditions that can cause hyperkinetic movements.
What is Nitoman drug class?
This is a vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2) inhibitor. It changes the activity of specific natural substances in the brain that are involved in nerves and muscle movement.
Is Tetrabenazine a sedative?
Among the common adverse reactions of this medication are drowsiness and dizziness. Sedation can also be a side effect of this product.
What is Huntington’s disease?
This is a genetic condition that interferes with some parts of the brain. Its symptoms are memory lapses, depression, clumsiness, difficulty moving, and involuntary movements.
Does Nitoman cause weight loss?
Nitoman does not cause weight loss. Weight changes are usually caused by conditions such as Huntington’s disease.
Can I buy Nitoman over the counter?
This product is a prescription drug. You need to have a valid prescription before purchasing from any pharmacy.
How much does Nitoman cost?
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