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What to expect with AUSTEDO

Hear professionals discuss their experiences treating tardive dyskinesia (TD) with AUSTEDO (deutetrabenazine) tablets and what patients can expect when they start treatment.

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Dosing with AUSTEDO is personalized, so you can work with your doctor to find the dose that’s right for you.

Your prescribed dose may require a combination of AUSTEDO 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.

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Exactly as prescribed

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By mouth

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With food

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

I was on board as soon as the doctor told me I could take AUSTEDO without having to change my bipolar medication.

—Carol, living with TD Individual results may vary

Treatment Tips

Treating your TD 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

  • Establish 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

  • Use the Treatment Tracking Guide to record when AUSTEDO is taken and note any questions or concerns you may have for your doctor.

Have a plan

  • Before starting AUSTEDO, you should 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, read the Medication Guide. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about taking AUSTEDO.

It’s time to explore

Use this resource at your next appointment to help you and your doctor decide if AUSTEDO is right for you.

Doctor Discussion Guide
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Get helpful information for starting a dosing routine and taking AUSTEDO as prescribed by your doctor.


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Reference: 1. AUSTEDO® (deutetrabenazine) tablets current Prescribing Information Parsippany, NJ. Teva Neuroscience, Inc.