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What is Orfadin used for?
Orfadin is used to treat hereditary tyrosinemia type 1, a rare pediatric disease causing progressive liver failure and liver cancer in young children. It is used along with a diet restricting the amino acids tyrosine and phenylalanine.
Special Warnings with Orfadin:
Patients and their parents or caregivers should tell their doctor right away about:
- any unexplained eye symptoms (eye pain, redness, swelling or burning of the eyes)
- jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes, and dark color to the urine)
- excessive bleeding
What should I tell my health care provider?
- Tell your health care provider if you are trying to become pregnant, are already pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
- Tell your health care provider if you are allergic to nitisinone (Orfadin) or to any of the other ingredients in Orfadin.
- Tell your health care provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
What are some possible side effects of Orfadin?
(This is NOT a complete list of side effects reported with Orfadin. Your health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)
For more detailed information about Orfadin, ask your health care provider or pharmacist.
|Strength(s):||2 mg, 5 mg, and 10 mg|
|Company Name:||Swedish Orphan International, AB|
|*Date Approved by FDA:||January 18, 2002|
|*Approval by FDA does not mean that the drug is available for consumers at this time.|
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Cache Date: February 24, 2005