Centaur Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

Composition for Atrest Products

Atrest Products are primarily used for

About Atrest Products

Uses of Atrest Products

Tetrabenazine is used in the treatment of Huntington's disease.

Atrest Products side effects


Side Effects of Atrest are Nausea, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Anxiety, Fatigue, Sleepiness, Akathisia (inability to stay still), Depression.

How Atrest Products work

Tetrabenazine works by depleting the stores of certain chemical messengers in the brain that helps in controlling body movements.

Patient Concerns about Atrest Products

Frequently asked questions about Atrest Products

Frequently asked questions about Tetrabenazine

Q. Can Atrest 12.5 Tablet be crushed?
No, Atrest 12.5 Tablet should not be crushed, cut, or chewed. It needs to be swallowed as a whole. But if you cannot swallow the whole tablet, tell your doctor who will probably prescribe you another medicine.
Q. Is Atrest 12.5 Tablet an antipsychotic?
Atrest 12.5 Tablet is not an antipsychotic. It belongs to the vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2) inhibitor class of medicines. It works by changing the activity of some natural substances in the brain that affect muscles and nerves.
Q. What is the most important information that I should know about Atrest 12.5 Tablet?
Atrest 12.5 Tablet may increase the risk of depression or suicidal thoughts in patients with Huntington’s disease. Huntington’s disease is an inherited disease that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. Therefore, you should not take Atrest 12.5 Tablet if you have Huntington’s disease along with depression.
Q. What should I avoid while taking Atrest 12.5 Tablet?
Sleepiness is a common side effect of Atrest 12.5 Tablet. Therefore, you should avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if you feel sleepy while taking Atrest 12.5 Tablet.
Q. Can I stop taking Atrest 12.5 Tablet on my own?
No, you should not stop taking Atrest 12.5 Tablet suddenly, without talking to your doctor. Sudden discontinuation of the medicine may cause neuroleptic malignant syndrome. This can be characterized by high fever, stiff muscles, confusion, hallucinations, increased sweating, and very fast or uneven heart beat. Hence, to avoid such side effects your doctor will gradually reduce your dose.
Q. Can I take alcohol while on Atrest 12.5 Tablet?
You should avoid alcohol since it may add to the sleepiness caused by Atrest 12.5 Tablet. Similarly, you should avoid taking medicines which cause sleepiness. If you are not sure about the effects of the medicine, consult with your doctor.
Q. Does Atrest 12.5 Tablet affect blood pressure?
Yes, Atrest 12.5 Tablet may affect the blood pressure. In some patients it may decrease the levels of blood pressure. Along with that, one may experience dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting while getting up quickly from a lying position (orthostatic hypotension). To avoid this problem, get out of bed slowly, rest your feet on the floor for a few minutes before standing up.

Products for Atrest

Atrest 12.5 Tablet
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Centaur Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
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