What to expect
with AUSTEDO

Hear experts discuss their experiences treating tardive dyskinesia with AUSTEDO and what patients can expect when they start treatment.

AUSTEDO is a prescription medicine that is used to treat adults with movements in the face, tongue, or other body parts that cannot be controlled (tardive dyskinesia).

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

AUSTEDO can cause serious side effects in people with Huntington’s disease, including depression, suicidal thoughts, or suicidal actions. Do not start taking AUSTEDO if you are depressed (have untreated depression or depression that is not well controlled by medicine) or have suicidal thoughts. Pay close attention to any changes, especially sudden changes, in mood, behaviors, thoughts or feelings. This is especially important when AUSTEDO is started and when the dose is changed. Call your healthcare provider right away if you become depressed, have unusual changes in mood or behavior, or have thoughts of suicide.

Individual results may vary.

Please see the Important Safety Information at the end of this video.

AUSTEDO is a medication that can treat tardive dyskinesia in adults. … it’s a tablet that you take twice a day.

…before we start patients on AUSTEDO, uh, we go over their medication list, so both their prescription drugs, their over-the-counter drugs, any vitamins, supplements they’re on, and any herbal medications they’re taking.

Tardive dyskinesia affects different individuals in different ways. So the overall results may vary greatly from one person to another. As with any treatment, with the use of AUSTEDO, some people may experience side effects, and some people may not necessarily reap benefits associated with the use of the medicine.

…But when you take a look at the results of the clinical trials, they were actually quite nice in really seeing significant differences for individuals in reducing that movement burden.

Educating patients about what to expect with AUSTEDO, as it correlates with whatever condition it is that we’re treating for them. It’s really an important topic. When they know that they don’t have to compromise with maybe getting worse with whatever it is that we’ve been treating, but, in fact, now also have a remedy for their movement problem, people oftentimes, feel a sense of relief. They oftentimes speak of, again, a sense of feeling like a weight’s been lifted off of them that they didn’t think would be lifted from them previously. So it’s really gratifying being able to let people know of that we have treatments that can help.

Encouraging patients to continue on with their treatment with AUSTEDO to address their tardive dyskinesia is a very important point. We always wanna reinforce in our patients to comply or to take their medicines as they’re suggested to be taken. That doesn’t always happen. So it’s really important to reinforce that if someone stops taking a medicine like AUSTEDO, we may well lose ground in that those movements may actually come back.”

The way that I encourage patients to stay on the medication is, um, you know, I make it meaningful for them. I find what symptom it is, or what is been improved for them, and ask them to continue that stability, that they need to continue on, on this medication.

Teva as a company offers resources to help patients start and continue their medication.

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AUSTEDO is a prescription medicine that is used to treat adults with movements in the face, tongue, or other body parts that cannot be controlled (tardive dyskinesia). It is not known if AUSTEDO is safe and effective in children.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

AUSTEDO can cause serious side effects in people with Huntington’s disease, including: depression, suicidal thoughts, or suicidal actions. Do not start taking AUSTEDO if you are depressed (have untreated depression or depression that is not well controlled by medicine) or have suicidal thoughts. Pay close attention to any changes, especially sudden changes, in mood, behaviors, thoughts or feelings. This is especially important when AUSTEDO is started and when the dose is changed. Call your healthcare provider right away if you become depressed, have unusual changes in mood or behavior, or have thoughts of suicide.

Do not take AUSTEDO if you:

  • have Huntington’s disease and are depressed or have thoughts of suicide.
  • have liver problems.
  • are taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) medicine. Do not take an MAOI within 14 days after you stop taking AUSTEDO. Do not start AUSTEDO if you stopped taking an MAOI in the last 14 days. Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you are not sure.
  • are taking reserpine. Do not take medicines that contain reserpine (such as Serpalan® and Renese®-R) with AUSTEDO. If your healthcare provider plans to switch you from taking reserpine to AUSTEDO, you must wait at least 20 days after your last dose of reserpine before you start taking AUSTEDO.
  • are taking tetrabenazine (Xenazine®). If your healthcare provider plans to switch you from tetrabenazine (Xenazine®) to AUSTEDO, take your first dose of AUSTEDO on the day after your last dose of tetrabenazine (Xenazine®).
  • are taking valbenazine (Ingrezza®).

Other possible serious side effects include:

  • Irregular heartbeat (QT prolongation). 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.
  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome. 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, stiff muscles, problems thinking, very fast or uneven heartbeat, or increased sweating.
  • Restlessness. You may get a condition where you feel a strong urge to move. This is called akathisia.
  • Parkinsonism. Symptoms include: slight shaking, body stiffness, trouble moving, trouble keeping your balance, or falls.

Sleepiness (sedation) is a common side effect of AUSTEDO. While taking AUSTEDO, do not drive a car or operate dangerous machinery until you know how AUSTEDO affects you. Drinking alcohol and taking other drugs that may also cause sleepiness while you are taking AUSTEDO may increase any sleepiness caused by AUSTEDO.

The most common side effects of AUSTEDO in people with Huntington’s disease include sleepiness (sedation), diarrhea, tiredness, and dry mouth.

The most common side effects of AUSTEDO in people with tardive dyskinesia include inflammation of the nose and throat (nasopharyngitis) and problems sleeping (insomnia).

These are not all the possible side effects of AUSTEDO. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You are encouraged to report side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information about AUSTEDO, please see the Medication Guide available at austedo.com, or by calling 1-800-887-8100.

AUSTEDO dosing 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.

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

Take AUSTEDO:

Take AUSTEDO® exactly as prescribed by mouth, whole, and with food. Take AUSTEDO® exactly as prescribed by mouth, whole, and with food.

Exactly as prescribed

Take AUSTEDO® exactly as prescribed by mouth, whole, and with food. Take AUSTEDO® exactly as prescribed by mouth, whole, and with food.

By mouth

Take AUSTEDO® exactly as prescribed by mouth, whole, and with food. Take AUSTEDO® exactly as prescribed by mouth, whole, and with food.

Whole

Take AUSTEDO® exactly as prescribed by mouth, whole, and with food. Take AUSTEDO® exactly as prescribed by mouth, whole, and with food.

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.

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 AUSTEDO 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.

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