Medication information

Mdk Nitisinone 20mg capsule

This medication is typically used for hereditary tyrosinemia type 1.

Instructions

This medication is typically used twice a day. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. Important: Follow the instructions on the label. Do not use more of this product, or more often, than prescribed.

You should take this medication at approximately the same time each day. It must be used regularly and continuously to maintain its beneficial effects. Be sure to keep an adequate supply on hand.

If you forget a dose, contact your pharmacist. This medication may be taken with or without food, but always the same way (always with or always without food).

Side effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • it may lower your white blood cell count, which can lead to fever, chills, sore throat or infections -- if you experience any of these symptoms, contact your doctor right away;
  • it may cause stinging or itching;
  • it can lower blood platelet count, which could lead to increased bleeding.

Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.

Storage

Keep this product in the refrigerator and do not allow it to freeze. After its first use, keep it at room temperature and discard any unused portion after 90 days. Keep it out of reach of young children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.

Additional Information

Blood tests must be done regularly while using this medication. A blood sample will indicate whether your treatment is having the desired effect. Be sure to keep all your appointments.

A treatment with this medication requires regular monitoring by a doctor. Be sure to see your doctor for all regularly scheduled appointments.

General notes

It is important to tell the health professionals you consult:

  • if you have a history of any other medical condition, whether you smoke and for women, if you are or want to become pregnant or breastfeeding;
  • if you have allergies to any medications or any other allergies (e.g. to food, latex, etc.);
  • all medications you are taking, prescription and non-prescription, including vitamins and natural products and supplements.