In 2 clinical studies, a total of 335 participants with tardive dyskinesia (TD) were studied for 12 weeks.1

  • A total of 220 participants took AUSTEDO (deutetrabenazine) tablets and a total of 115 participants took placebo (inactive tablets).

Primary goal

The primary goal of both studies was to identify the change in involuntary movements—as measured by the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS) total score—from the beginning to the end of the 12-week studies. The AIMS total score was used to measure the uncontrolled movements of TD.1

A reduction in AIMS total score means reduced involuntary movements.1

Areas of the body used to calculate the AIMS score2,3

Image depicting areas of the body used to calculate the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS Scale) total score.

Understanding the AIMS score

The AIMS test uses a checklist to assess the severity of involuntary movements and can also be used to track changes in the movements over time. The test rates movements over multiple areas of the body, scoring severity of involuntary movements in each area from 0-4, with 0 = no movements and 4 = severe movements.1,2

Areas of the body used to calculate the AIMS score1-3

Image depicting areas of the body used to calculate the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS Scale) total score.

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Clinical study results

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References: 1. AUSTEDO® (deutetrabenazine) tablets current Prescribing Information Parsippany, NJ. Teva Neuroscience, Inc. 2. Abnormal Involuntary Movements Scale (AIMS) - overview. Center for Quality Assessment and Improvement in Mental Health website. Accessed August 11, 2020. http://www.cqaimh.org/pdf/tool_aims.pdf. 3. Warikoo N, Schwartz T, Citrome L. Tardive dyskinesia. In: Schwartz TL, Megna J, Topel ME, eds. Antipsychotic Drugs: Pharmacology, Side Effects and Abuse Prevention. Nova Science Publishers, Inc; 2013:235-258.