What is Nitisinone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Orfadin

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Nitisinone is a drug originally developed as a herbicide, now used to slow the effects of hereditary tyrosinemia type 1. It is also being used in alkaptonuria.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Nitisinone

Side effect Patients
Darkening of facial hair 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Nitisinone

Dosage Patients
10 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Nitisinone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Nitisinone

Duration

Currently taking Nitisinone

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Nitisinone

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Nitisinone.