What is Revocon (Tetrabenazine) used for?
Revocon (Tetrabenazine) is used as a treatment for Huntington's disease. It treats chorea (uncontrolled movements of the muscles) caused by this disease. The active ingredient in this drug is a type of monoamine depletor. It is believed that it works by reducing natural substances in the brain known as monoamines, which are involved with the functioning of the nerves.
How should I use Revocon (Tetrabenazine)?
Patients taking Revocon (Tetrabenazine) tablets to treat their symptoms should take these tablets by mouth, exactly as prescribed by their physician. Your physician may tell you to start off by taking it once per day, normally in the morning. Blood tests may be conducted to check your body's response to the medication. Your dosage may be increased by your physician, and you may be told to take it 2 to 3 times per day. However, physicians will normally slowly increase the dose in order to minimize the risk of side effects.
What are the side effects of Revocon (Tetrabenazine)?
Some side effects of Revocon (Tetrabenazine) include:
Patients should immediately inform their physician if they notice any more serious side effects while taking this medication.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Revocon (Tetrabenazine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.