Nitisinone treats a rare genetic disorder in which the newborn child lacks the ability to break down the amino acid tyrosine.
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Uses of Nitisinone
Nitisinone is used in the treatment of:
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Nitisinone Brand Names
Nitisinone may be found in some form under the following brand names:
Nitisinone Drug Class
Nitisinone is part of the drug class:
This is not a complete list of Nitisinonedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Nitisinone and Pregnancy
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.
Nitisinone falls into category C:
In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.
There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Nitisinone should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.
No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Nitisinone should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.
Take nitisinone exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
The Nitisinone dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):
- the condition being treated
- other medical conditions you have
- other medications you are taking
- how you respond to this medication
- your weight
- your height
- your age
- your gender
Nitisinone is available in the following doses:
- Nitisinone 10 Mg Oral Capsule
- Nitisinone 2 Mg Oral Capsule
- Nitisinone 5 Mg Oral Capsule
Forms of Medication
Nitisinone is available in the following forms:
- Oral Capsule