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Ideben Tablet

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Product introduction

Ideben Tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat Friedreich's ataxia and vision impairment in patients with Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy, an eye disorder that can lead to loss of eyesight. This way it helps in improving the lost eyesight.

Ideben Tablet is taken with food, preferably at the same time each day. Take this medicine as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Some common side effects of using this medication are inflammation of the throat and nasal passages, cough, and back pain. This medicine may cause diarrhea, so drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated while taking this medicine. It may make your urine reddish-brown in color but it is harmless.

Before taking this medicine, please inform your doctor if you have a history of liver or kidney diseases. Moreover, your doctor may regularly monitor your eyesight, blood counts, and liver function while you are on treatment with this medicine.

Uses of Ideben Tablet

Benefits of Ideben Tablet

In Treatment of Friedreich's ataxia

Friedreich's ataxia is a genetic disorder that damages parts of your brain, spinal cord and can also affect your heart. It causes symptoms such as difficulty walking, a loss of sensation in the arms and legs, and impaired speech. Ideben Tablet is a safe and effective medicine that helps in reducing the level of harmful chemicals called oxidants, that are responsible for causing damage to the nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and hearts in patients with Friedreich's ataxia. Take it as advised by the doctor to get the best results.

In Treatment of Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy

Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy is a rare genetic disease that causes rapid loss of vision of both the eyes. Ideben Tablet is the most effective and safest medicine for the treatment of Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy. Its antioxidant properties prevent further loss of vision and promotes recovery of vision. It improves healing of already damaged areas and aids in better eyesight. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get the most benefits.

Side effects of Ideben Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Ideben

  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Back pain

How to use Ideben Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Ideben Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Ideben Tablet works

Idebenone belongs to the class of drugs called as antioxidants (a molecule that prevents oxidation of another molecule).  It acts by protecting wide variety of cells from oxidative damage thereby increasing production of energy by cells.

Safety advice

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Ideben Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Information regarding the use of Ideben Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
Information regarding the use of Ideben Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Ideben Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Ideben Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ideben Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Ideben Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ideben Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Ideben Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Ideben Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Ideben Tablet helps treat vision impairment in patients with Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON).
  • It should be taken with food and at the same time everyday.
  • It may make your urine become reddish brown. This change in colour is harmless. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your eyesight, blood counts and liver function while you are on treatment with this medicine. 
  • Inform your doctor if you have liver disease, kidney disease or if you notice flu or cold symptoms.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Ubiquinones Derivative
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class
Action Class
Antioxidant agent

Patient concerns

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Once nerve damaged. . It can't be cured
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Yah treatment is available but i m from lucknowIf not i told some important thingsLike, gait training, speeches, eye movementsMust given every day

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Exeltis - Ordain Health Care Global Pvt Ltd , Khivraj Complex - II, 4th Floor, No: 480, Anna Salai, Nandanam, Chennai - 600 035, Tamil Nadu, India.
Country of origin: India

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