View the results of AUSTEDO clinical trials in patients with TD or patients with chorea associated with HD.
Some vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2) inhibitors reduce available dopamine via alpha and/or beta metabolites that block sequestration in the presynaptic vesicle.2
- Unsequestered dopamine is degraded by monoamine oxidase3
- Reducing dopamine levels in the presynaptic neuron results in less dopamine signaling to the postsynaptic neuron, leading to fewer abnormal involuntary movements1
The precise mechanism by which AUSTEDO (deutetrabenazine) tablets exerts its effects in the treatment of tardive dyskinesia (TD) and chorea associated with Huntington’s disease (HD) is unknown, but it is believed to be related to its effect as a reversible depletor of monoamines (such as dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine, and histamine) from nerve terminals.2
- The major circulating active metabolites (alpha-dihydrotetrabenazine [HTBZ] and beta-HTBZ) of deutetrabenazine are reversible inhibitors of VMAT2, resulting in decreased uptake of monoamines into presynaptic vesicles and depletion of monoamine stores
- VMAT2 is inhibited through both the alpha and beta metabolites to provide potent inhibition
- Pharmacokinetic (PK) simulations of area under the curve (AUC)-matched exposure to active metabolites based on dosing regimens of AUSTEDO (9 mg twice daily) and tetrabenazine (12.5 mg 3 times a day) at steady state.7
Slower rate of rise, lower peak-to-trough fluctuations, and reduced Cmax may allow for reduced interpatient metabolic variability.6,7
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