Nitoman (Tetrabenazine) is used for the treatment of tics or for Tourette’s syndrome. It may also be used for Huntington’s disease for the treatment of tardive dyskinesia. Tetrabenazine belongs to the class of medications called vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2) inhibitors. This medication works by decreasing the amount of certain natural substances in the brain such as dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine, which is involved with nerve and muscle function. You may be able to live a normal life by reducing the uncontrolled movements. Nitoman is usually taken once a day in the morning with or without food.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the brand Nitoman from Canada by Bausch Health, United Kingdom (Xenazine) and New Zealand (Motetis) by Douglas. The generic Nitoman comes from India (Revocon by Sun Pharma) and Canada (Apo-Tetrabenazine) by Apotex. Nitoman is available in the strength of 25 mg tablets.
Talk to your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as signs of increased prolactin hormone (enlarged breasts, abnormal breast milk production, decreased sexual ability, a change in menstrual cycle).
The common side effects of Nitoman may include:
• Trouble sleeping;
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not take Nitoman if you have allergic to Tetrabenazine or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history especially of breast cancer. This medication may make you dizzy or drowsy. Alcohol and marijuana can make you dizzier. You should not drive, use machinery or do anything that requires you to be alert. Limit alcoholic beverages. This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. It is unknown whether this medication passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding a baby.
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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