Your prescribed dose for Huntington’s disease chorea may require a combination of tablet strengths

Your doctor may increase your dose of AUSTEDO each week for several weeks to find the dose that is appropriate for you. This process is known as titration. It’s important to follow your doctor’s instructions during this process. While some people may start to experience treatment benefits sooner, it may take up to 12 weeks to reach the full benefits of AUSTEDO.

AUSTEDO® (deutetrabenazine) tablets are Available in 3 Strengths: 6 mg, 9 mg, and 12 mg AUSTEDO® (deutetrabenazine) tablets are Available in 3 Strengths: 6 mg, 9 mg, and 12 mg AUSTEDO® (deutetrabenazine) tablets are Available in 3 Strengths: 6 mg, 9 mg, and 12 mg AUSTEDO (deutetrabenazine) tablets are Available in 3 Strengths: 6 mg, 9 mg, and 12 mg

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Take AUSTEDO® exactly as prescribed Take AUSTEDO® exactly as prescribed

Do not chew, crush, or break tablets before swallowing. If you cannot swallow AUSTEDO whole, tell your healthcare provider. You may need a different medicine.

Treatment Tips

Treating Huntingon's chorea can be complicated. Sometimes it’s difficult to follow all of your doctor’s instructions. Use these tips to help ensure you take AUSTEDO as prescribed:

Set a routine.

Set a routine

  • Create and follow a dosing routine. Remember that AUSTEDO must be taken exactly as prescribed.
  • Set an alarm as a treatment reminder.
  • Keep your AUSTEDO tablets in the same place so you know where they are.
Record your treatment.

Record your treatment

Have a plan.

Have a plan

  • Before starting AUSTEDO, talk to your doctor about what to do if you miss a dose.
  • Add your dosing schedule to your other daily routines so you will be less likely to miss a dose.
  • Tell your doctor if you stop taking AUSTEDO for more than 1 week. Do not take another dose until you talk to your doctor.

For additional information about how to take AUSTEDO, please read the Medication Guide.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about taking AUSTEDO.

Switching from tetrabenazine1,2

When switching to AUSTEDO from tetrabenazine, you can start AUSTEDO the day after you stop tetrabenazine. This means you can continue treating your HD chorea without missing a dose.

In a clinical study, 37 people with HD chorea switched overnight from tetrabenazine to AUSTEDO. People in the study received AUSTEDO at approximately half the dose of tetrabenazine.

Switching from tetrabenazine to AUSTEDO®
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Download the Huntington’s chorea Treatment Tracking Guide to record when AUSTEDO is taken and note any questions for your doctor.

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References: 1. AUSTEDO® (deutetrabenazine) tablets current Prescribing Information. Parsippany, NJ. Teva Neuroscience, Inc. 2. Frank S, Stamler D, Kayson E, et al. Safety of converting from tetrabenazine to deutetrabenazine for the treatment of chorea. JAMA Neurol. 2017;74(8):977–982. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2017.1352