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Orfadin

Nitisinone is used in the treatment of a certain inherited disorder called hereditary tyrosinemia type 1(In infants(generally).

Orfadin

Generic Name: nitisinone (nye TIS i none)
Brand Name: Nityr, Orfadin

What is Orfadin?

Orfadin is used in the treatment of hereditary tyrosinemia type 1 (HT-1)(a rare genetic condition) in which the body lacks in produce enzymes which breaks food proteins and prevents the body from breaking down tyrosine.

Uses of Orfadin

  • Prevention of toxic substances from harming liver and kidney.
  • Hereditary tyrosinemia type 1 (HT-1).

Side effects Orfadin

The suspension may cause

  • Headache.
  • Upset stomach.
  • Diarrhea.

Consult your doctor immediately if any side effects occur, worsen, persist or any serious side effects occur.

Precautions

  • Make sure you are not allergic to orfadin.
  • Tell your doctor about your medical history.
  • Before going under surgery tell your doctor about the medication.
  • Before any vaccination, discuss with your doctor about your medication.
  • In pregnancy, orfadin is not allowed.
  • Breastfeeding not allowed.

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