Tetrabenazine is mainly used to control movement disorders associated with diseases of the brain and nervous system, such as Huntington's chorea, but can also be used to control movement disorders caused by antipsychotic medicines.
The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect. Side effects include:Depression,Drowsiness,Disturbances of the gut such as diarrhoea, constipation, nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain,Low blood pressure (hypotension),High temperature combined with falling levels of consciousness, paleness, sweating and a fast heart beat (neuroleptic malignant syndrome).
CAUTION:Tetrabenazine may cause drowsiness and orthostatic hypertension. Caution is recommended with driving and operating machinery.