- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Nitoman* used for?
Generic for Nitoman* (Tetrabenazine) is a drug used in the treatment of hyperkinetic movement disorders such as Gille's de la Tourette Syndrome, Huntington's Chorea, Hemiballismus, Senile Chorea, and Tardive Dyskinesia. However, this drug is not recommended for the treatment of Levodopa-induced dyskinetic/choreiform movements. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Nitoman*?
The dosage of Generic for Nitoman* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Generic for Nitoman*. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.
The recommended oral dosage of Generic for Nitoman* is 12.5 mg two to three times a day. It can be taken with or without food. To get maximum benefit from this medicine, it should be taken regularly.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Nitoman*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Nitoman* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Nitoman*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of Generic for Nitoman* include hypothermia, drowsiness, sweating, and hypotension.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Nitoman*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Nitoman*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Nitoman*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Nitoman* can interact with certain medications such as antidepressants, MAO Inhibitors, and neuroleptic agents.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Side Effects of Generic for Nitoman*
Like other medicines, Generic for Nitoman* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Nitoman* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Nitoman* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Nitoman* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Nitoman* can cause side effects such as low blood pressure, confusion, diarrhea, agitation, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness, irritability, drooling, epigastric pain, weakness, and restlessness. Some of the serious side effects of this medicine are Parkinsonism, depression, insomnia, drowsiness, anxiety, fatigue, and nervousness. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Nitoman*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Nitoman*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Nitoman* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Nitoman*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Nitoman*?
How will Generic for Nitoman* work in my body?
How should Generic for Nitoman* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Nitoman* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Nitoman* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug. Do not use Generic for Nitoman* while breast-feeding your baby. As this drug may cause drowsiness, caution needs to be exercised when driving or handling machinery.
Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have a history of depression. Elderly should be aware that this drug may induce Parkinsonism symptoms; however, your doctor may adjust your doses accordingly. Generic for Nitoman* should be stored at a temperature between 15 and 30 degree centigrade in an air-tight container.