Xenazine Oral Tablet 12.5Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Xenazine: Oral tablet (12.5mg)

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What is this Medicine?

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

In-Depth Information

Xenazine 12.5mg Tablet

NDC: 673860421
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Huntington's Disease (Huntington's Chorea)

Storage Information
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Xenazine 12.5mg Tablet

Reported Side Effects for Xenazine 12.5mg Tablet

Infection Incidence:
<11.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
1.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Pseudoparkinsonism Incidence:
3.0-15.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dysarthria Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Difficulty Swallowing Incidence:
4.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Painful Urination Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Bruise Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Irritability Incidence:
9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
13.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Nervousness Incidence:
15.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Drowsiness Incidence:
17.0-57.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Restlessness Incidence:
19.0-20.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Depression Incidence:
19.0-35.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
22.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Tired Incidence:
22.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Xenazine 12.5mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Xenazine 12.5mg Tablet(Tetrabenazine)
Alcohol and Tetrabenazine(Tetrabenazine)
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.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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