Brand Names : Orfadin
- Tyrosine degradation
given along with a special diet to treat hereditary tyrosinemia, type 1. This
disease is caused by too much tyrosine in the blood. It may cause damage to
the liver, kidneys, eyes, skin, and nervous system. Treatment with nitisinone
and diet may slow the disease, but it will not cure it.
This medicine is available only with your or your child's doctor's prescription,
in the following dosage form:
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
† Not commercially available in Canada.