Orfadin

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    Brand Name:Orfadin
    Generic:Nitisinone
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2002-01-18 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Swedish Orphan International, AB
This drug is available in the following forms:
Capsules
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2002/21232lbl.pdf

About Orfadin

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.

Side Effects of Orfadin

The most common side effects of Orfadin were related to high tyrosine levels due to patients not eating the right foods as well as rare cases of a decrease in platelet and white blood cell counts.

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