How should I take Nadrifor?
Take Nadrifor exactly as it was prescribed for you. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
You may take Nadrifor with or without food but take it the same way each time.
Some Nadrifor tablets are scored so you can break the tablet into 2 or 3 pieces in order to take a smaller amount of the medicine at each dose. Do not use a tablet if it has not been broken correctly and the piece is too big or too small. Follow your doctor's instructions about how much of the tablet to take.
If you have switched to Nadrifor from another anxiety medication, you may need to slowly decrease your dose of the other medication rather than stopping suddenly. Some anxiety medications can cause withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking them suddenly after long-term use.
This medication can cause false positive results with certain medical tests. You may need to stop using the medicine for at least 48 hours before your test. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using Nadrifor.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
Nadrifor hydrochloride tablets are indicated for the management of anxiety disorders or the short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety or tension associated with the stress of everyday life usually does not require treatment with an anxiolytic.
The efficacy of Nadrifor hydrochloride tablets have been demonstrated in controlled clinical trials of outpatients whose diagnosis roughly corresponds to Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Many of the patients enrolled in these studies also had coexisting depressive symptoms and Nadrifor hydrochloride tablets relieved anxiety in the presence of these coexisting depressive symptoms. The patients evaluated in these studies had experienced symptoms for periods of 1 month to over 1 year prior to the study, with an average symptom duration of 6 months. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (300.02) is described in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, III1 as follows:
Generalized, persistent anxiety (of at least 1 month continual duration), manifested by symptoms from three of the four following categories:
Nadrifor side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to Nadrifor: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
shortness of breath; or
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out.
Common Nadrifor side effects may include:
sleep problems (insomnia);
nausea, upset stomach; or
feeling nervous or excited.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Missed Dose of Nadrifor
Take Nadrifor exactly as directed by your doctor.
Don't stop taking Nadrifor on your own. It may take a few weeks to feel the full effect.
If you miss a dose of Nadrifor, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it's almost time for your next regular dose, however, skip the missed dose.
Don't double your dose to make up for the missed one.
There is one report suggesting that the concomitant use of Desyrel®# (trazodone hydrochloride) and Nadrifor may have caused 3- to 6-fold elevations on SGPT (ALT) in a few patients. In a similar study attempting to replicate this finding, no interactive effect on hepatic transaminases was identified.
Why is this medication prescribed?
Nadrifor is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Nadrifor is in a class of medications called anxiolytics. It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain.
Can Nadrifor cause problems?
Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them. The table below contains some of the more common ones associated with Nadrifor. You will find a full list in the manufacturer's information leaflet supplied with your medicine. The unwanted effects often improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine, but speak with your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following side-effects continue or become troublesome.
High blood pressure drugs
Taking certain blood pressure drugs with Nadrifor can increase the levels of Nadrifor in your body. This raises your risk of side effects. Your doctor may change your dosage of Nadrifor if you’ll be taking it with one of these drugs.
Examples of these blood pressure drugs include:
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Let your doctor know if you have any side effects. The most common side effects of Nadrifor are:
Less common side effects include:
Serious side effects can occur. If you have any of these side effects, call your doctor right away:
- Rash or hives
- Heart palpitations or rap >Back to Top
Nadrifor may interact with drugs called monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), tranylcypromine (Parnate), and procarbazine (Matulane) which are used in psychiatric disorders. The use of Nadrifor with these drugs can cause increased blood pressure. A similar reaction may occur if Nadrifor is combined with linezolid (Zyvox), an antibiotic that is also an MAO inhibitor. The combination of Nadrifor and trazodone (Desyrel), an antidepressant, may cause abnormal liver enzymes in the blood.
The combination of Nadrifor and warfarin (Coumadin), a blood thinner, may accentuate the effects of warfarin and increase the risk of bleeding. Patients taking Nadrifor should not drink grapefruit juice, since the juice (even well after a dose of Nadrifor is taken) can increase the amount of Nadrifor in the blood, possibly leading to side effects.
Inactivation and removal of Nadrifor is mediated by liver enzymes. Drugs (for example, erythromycin, itraconazole , nefazodone ) that inhibit these liver enzyme increase blood concentrations of Nadrifor, and drugs (for example, rifampin) that enhance these enzymes decrease blood concentrations of Nadrifor. Increased blood concentrations may increase side effects while decreased blood concentrations may reduce efficacy.