TETRABENAZINE
  • TETRABENAZINE (Generic for XENAZINE)

  • QTY 90 • 12.5 MG • Tablet • Near 77381

TETRABENAZINE/Xenazine (TET ra BEN a zeen) is used to treat the involuntary movements of Huntington's disease, also known as Huntington's chorea.

TETRABENAZINE (Generic for XENAZINE) Lifestyle Interactions

Tetrabenazine 12.5mg, Oral tablet

Marijuana

· Severity: Major

· Notes for Consumers: Discuss marijuana use with your care team. The effects of your medication may be altered if used with marijuana. Call emergency services right away if you experience slow or shallow breathing, difficulty staying awake, or are unable to respond or wake up.

· Notes for Professionals: Advise patients to avoid marijuana use while taking CNS depressants due to the risk for additive CNS depression and potential for other cognitive adverse reactions.

Tetrabenazine 12.5mg, Oral tablet

Alcohol

· Severity: Major

· Notes for Consumers: In general, you should avoid Alcoholic drinks while you are taking Tetrabenazine. Decreased alertness, drowsiness, falls, or other side effects may occur. Do not drive or operate machinery if you are drinking alcohol-containing beverages. If you notice slurred speech, confusion, severe weakness, or difficulty breathing, contact your health care provider immediately.

· Notes for Professionals: Additive effects are possible when tetrabenazine is combined with other drugs that cause CNS depression. Concurrent use of tetrabenazine and drugs that can cause CNS depression, such as ethanol, can increase both the frequency and the intensity of adverse effects such as drowsiness, sedation, dizziness, and orthostatic hypotension.

<b>DISCLAIMER:</b><em> This drug information content is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Patients should always consult their physician with any questions regarding a medical condition and to obtain medical advice and treatment. Drug information is sourced from GSDD (Gold Standard Drug Database ) provided by Elsevier.</em>

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