Who should not take Tetrabenazine?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:

Conditions:

  • a high prolactin level
  • suicidal thoughts
  • depression
  • a type of movement disorder called parkinsonism
  • neuroleptic malignant syndrome
  • a reaction characterized by fever
  • muscle rigidity and confusion
  • torsades de pointes
  • a type of abnormal heart rhythm
  • prolonged QT interval on EKG
  • abnormal EKG with QT changes from birth
  • orthostatic hypotension
  • a form of low blood pressure
  • low blood pressure
  • liver problems
  • a feeling of restlessness with inability to sit still
  • difficulty swallowing
  • CYP2D6 poor metabolizer

Allergies:

  • Tetrabenazine Derivatives

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