Tigan

Generic Name: Trimethobenzamide hydrochloride

  • What is Tigan?

    Tigan is used to control nausea and vomiting.
  • What is the most important information I should know about Tigan?

    Drugs that prevent or lessen nausea and vomiting (antiemetics) are not recommended for the treatment of simple vomiting in children. Use of Tigan in children should be limited to prolonged vomiting caused by a known disease. Tigan is thought to have an aggravating effect on Reye's syndrome (a potentially fatal childhood disease of the brain that sometimes strikes after a viral infection such as chickenpox). In addition, some of Tigan's side effects can actually be confused with the symptoms of Reye's syndrome.
  • Who should not take Tigan?

    Do not take Tigan if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Children should not receive the injectable form of Tigan.
  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Tigan?

    Mention all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Tigan. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have a high fever, inflammation of the brain, inflammation of the digestive tract, or if you are dehydrated.
  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    The dosage will be adjusted by your doctor according to your illness, the severity of your symptoms, and how well you do on the drug.

    Adults: The usual dosage is one 300-milligram (mg) capsule taken 3-4 times per day.

  • How should I take Tigan?

    Take Tigan exactly as directed by your doctor.
  • What should I avoid while taking Tigan?

    Tigan may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other activities that require mental alertness.

    Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while taking Tigan.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Tigan?

    If Tigan is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Tigan with alcohol or central nervous system drugs, including phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine, barbiturates such as phenobarbital, and belladonna-type drugs.
  • What are the possible side effects of Tigan?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: allergic-type skin reactions, blood disorders, blurred vision, coma, convulsions, depression, disorientation, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, muscle cramps, severe muscle spasm, tremors, yellowed eyes and skin

  • Can I receive Tigan if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Tigan during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Tigan?

    Take it as soon as you remember. If it is within 3 hours of your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
  • How should I store Tigan?

    Store at room temperature. Protect from excessive heat, light, and moisture.