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What condition is Austedo used to treat?

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 25, 2019.

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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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