Austedo

Drug List

Austedo

Drug Name

Austedo (Deutetrabenazine)

Manufactured By

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc

Drug Savings


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Uses

Used to treat Involuntary Movements (chorea) of Huntington's disease.

How To Use

* Tablets are taken orally * Take exactly as your Healthcare provider tells you to take it. * Take with food. Swallow the tablets whole, with water. Do not chew, crush or break the tablets before swallowing. * If your dose is 12mg or more each day, then take Austedo tablets 2x daily, in equal doses with food. * Your Healthcare provider will increase the dose each week for several weeks, until you and your healthcare provider find the correct dosage for you. * Tell your Healthcare provider if you stop taking for more than 1 week. Do not take another dose until you talk with the Healthcare provider

Side Effects

Can cause serious side effects, including: - Depression and suicidal thoughts or actions. See Important information. - Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS). Call your healthcare provider right away and go to the nearest emergency room if you develop these signs and symptoms that do not have another obvious cause: * high fever * problems thinking * increased sweating * stiff muscles * very fast or uneven heartbeat - Restlessness. You may get a condition where you feel a strong urge to move. This is called akathisia. - Parkinsonism. Symptoms of parkinsonism include: slight shaking, body stiffness, trouble moving or keeping your balance. - Irregular heartbeat. Austedo increases your chance of having certain changes in the electrical activity in your heart. These changes can lead to a dangerous abnormal heartbeat. Taking Austedo with certain medicines may increase this chance. The most common side effects include: - sleepiness (sedation) - diarrhea - tiredness - dry mouth These are not all the possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Drug Interactions

Do not take a Monoarmine Oxidase Inhibitor (MAOI) withing 14 days of starting and/or stopping Austedo treatment. Do not take Reserpine while taking Austedo. Do not take Reserpine within 20 days of your last dose. Do not take Tetrabenazine while taking Austedo. Wait until you have taken last doese of Tetrabenzine, then start Austedo therapy after 24 hours.

In Case of Overdose

Contact your healthcare provider or local emergency room

In Case of Missed Dose

Talk to your Healthcare provider before taking missed dose

Storage

Store tablets at room temperature, between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C). Keep the bottle tightly closed to protect the tablets from light and moisture. Keep all medications out of reach of children and pets.