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Composition FOR ATREST

Tetrabenazine(12.5mg)

food interaction for ATREST

alcohol interaction for ATREST

pregnancy interaction for ATREST

lactation interaction for ATREST

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alcohol
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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Atrest 0.5mg tablet at a fixed time.
Atrest 0.5mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Atrest 0.5mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Atrest 0.5mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR ATREST

Tetrabenazine(12.5mg)

Uses

Atrest 0.5mg tablet is used in the treatment of huntington's disease

How it works

Atrest 0.5mg tablet works by depleting the stores of certain chemical messengers in the brain that help control body movement.

Common side effects

Nausea, Parkinson-like syndrome, Drowsiness, Anxiety, Confusion, Constipation, Decreased blood pressure, Depression, Diarrhoea, Difficulty in swallowing, Insomnia, Vomiting

SUBSTITUTES FOR ATREST

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Expert advice FOR ATREST

  • Inform your doctor if you are suffering from mild to severe liver disorder, a heart condition known as long QT syndrome and irregular heart rhythm.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of  neuroleptic malignant syndrome characterized by mental changes such as confusion, hallucinations, stiffness in muscles and an increased body temperature.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as tetrabenazine may cause dizziness.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant and/or breastfeeding.

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)