What is Revocon (Tetrabenazine) used for?
Revocon (Tetrabenazine) is an oral medication used to treat brain and nervous system disorders associated with conditions such as Huntington's disease, senile chorea, or hemiballismus. It operates by balancing levels of chemicals in the brain and body to prevent symptoms such as tremors, uncontrolled muscle movements, and loss of coordination. Your physician may also prescribe this medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Revocon (Tetrabenazine)?
Revocon (Tetrabenazine) is normally prescribed to be taken two or three times each day at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual instructions will be determined by your physician based on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a snack or meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Never split or crush the tablets as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Revocon (Tetrabenazine)?
Side effects associated with the use of Revocon (Tetrabenazine) include:
Stop using the medication and contact your physician immediately if you experience any serious side effects such as balance problems, muscle tremors, unusual behavior, extreme fatigue or drowsiness, muscle pain, urinary retention, intense dizziness, faintness, irregular heartbeats, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in more serious cases to prevent more problems from occurring.
Revocon (Tetrabenazine) should not be used to treat patients who are breastfeeding or have symptoms of Parkinson's disease, a tumor affecting the adrenal gland, depression, a tumor that is dependent on prolactin to grow, or who have taken an MAOI inhibitor within the last two weeks. Also inform your physician if you have an abnormal heart rhythm, a history of depression, decreased liver function, or decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected complications during treatment requiring special alterations to your regimen.
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 an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.