What condition is Austedo used to treat?
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com Last updated on Jun 25, 2019.
Official Answerby Drugs.com
Austedo (deutetrabenazine), from Teva Pharmaceuticals, is a vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2) inhibitor indicated for Huntington’s chorea. Huntington’s disease is a rare, hereditary, and fatal disorder of the nerve cells in the brain. The associated chorea results in involuntary, random and sudden, twisting or writhing bodily movements, and occurs in 90% of patients.
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