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User Reviews for Austedo

Austedo has an average rating of 6.0 out of 10 from a total of 5 reviews on 40% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 20% reported a negative experience.

Bob · Taken for less than 1 month · February 1, 2020

For Tardive Dyskinesia "By all appearances on their website, this drug works by lowering dopamine levels, which is effectively the same as taking higher doses of antipsychotics/neuroletpics. Yes, you MAY be able to 'hide' tardive dyskinesia (TD) by increasing your antipsychotic (effectively the same thing as lowering your dopamine levels with austedo) but it will eventually come back stronger. Note well that austedo has some of the same side effects as other neuroleptics, including neuroleptic malignant syndrome and parkinsonism (just like antipsychotics have). Austedo was approved under "fast track" FDA it appears, and I'm guessing didn't get the scrutiny and testing that it probably needed, and boy they're making crazy claims on this drug and charging through the roof (I mean more than a mortgage) for the drug."

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Rolan... · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · October 13, 2022

For Tardive Dyskinesia "I gave Austedo to my daughter with autism for TD and it got rid of her mouth movements but not her eye and brow movements. I regard this as more success than failure as nothing worked to any degree before. She was put on 500mg per day (1 pill). I am fearful of going higher at this point, but I may increase it in the future to see if it will decrease her eye brow movements. She got TD from many years on Abilify 10mg which worked great on her behavior."

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Mary... · January 29, 2023

For Tardive Dyskinesia "I have been taking Austedo for Tardive Dyskinesia TD for two months and have had varied success with it. The tension in my mouth is gone and so is the darting tongue but I gained 6 lbs on it in the first three weeks (but the weight gain stopped) and my appetite has decreased significantly during the day. I don't find any food appetizing and find I cannot eat between 5 am and 10 pm. I also have terrible insomnia because I wake up starving at 2 am each night. I am taking 12mg at 5am and 18mg at night. I am going to try to lower the dose and see if my appetite gets better."

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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months · June 4, 2022

For Tardive Dyskinesia "Don't like the drug Austedo it makes me tired and depressed, and it doesn't completely get rid of tardive dyskinesia symptoms.."

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Flori... · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · July 17, 2019

For Tardive Dyskinesia "Used Austedo for a patient - Less somnolence than other VMAT2's without any anticholinergic like side effects."

10 / 10
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