TETRABENAZINE - tetrabenazine tablet 
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MEDICATION GUIDE

Tetrabenazine Tablets

(TET-ra-BEN-a-zine)


Read the Medication Guide that comes with tetrabenazine tablets before you start taking it and each time you refill the prescription. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your medical condition or your treatment. You should share this information with your family members and caregivers.

What is the most important information I should know about tetrabenazine tablets?

Call the doctor right away if you become depressed or have any of the following symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:


What are tetrabenazine tablets?

Tetrabenazine tablets are medicines those are used to treat the involuntary movements (chorea) of Huntington’s disease. Tetrabenazine tablets do not cure the cause of the involuntary movements, and it does not treat other symptoms of Huntington’s disease, such as problems with thinking or emotions.

It is not known whether tetrabenazine tablets are safe and effective in children.

Who should not take tetrabenazine tablets?

Do not take tetrabenazine tabletsif you:


What should I tell my doctor before taking tetrabenazine tablets?

Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you:


Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription medicines and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal products. Using tetrabenazine tablets with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines while taking tetrabenazine tabletswithout talking to your doctor first.


How should I take tetrabenazine tablets?


What should I avoid while taking tetrabenazine tablets?

Sleepiness (sedation) is a common side effect of tetrabenazine tablets. While taking tetrabenazine tablets, do not drive a car or operate dangerous machinery until you know how tetrabenazine tabletsaffect you. Drinking alcohol and taking other drugs that may also cause sleepiness while you are taking tetrabenazine tablets may increase any sleepiness caused by tetrabenazine tablets.

What are the possible side effects of tetrabenazine tablets?

Tetrabenazine tabletscan cause serious side effects, including:

Common side effects with tetrabenazine tabletsinclude:


Tell your doctor if you have any side effects. Do not stop taking tetrabenazine tabletswithout talking to your doctor first.


Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at 1–800–FDA-1088.


General information about tetrabenazine tablets

Tetrabenazine tablets contain the active ingredient tetrabenazine. It also contains these inactive ingredients: anhydrous lactose, corn starch, sodium starch glycolate Type A potato, ferric oxide yellow (for 25 mg), colloidal silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate and talc.


Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use tetrabenazine tablets for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give tetrabenazine tablets to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them. Keep tetrabenazine tablets out of the reach of children.


This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about tetrabenazine tablets. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about tetrabenazine tablets that is written for healthcare professionals. You can also call 1-800-818-4555.


This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


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Distributed by:

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.

Cranbury, NJ 08512


Manufactured by:

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited

Survey No. 259/15, Dadra-396 191,

(U.T. of D & NH), India.


ISS. 10/2017

PGPI0284A

Revised: 10/2018
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