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Austedo: 7 things you should know

Medically reviewed by Carmen Fookes, BPharm. Last updated on Feb 28, 2023.

1. How it works

2. Upsides

3. Downsides

If you are between the ages of 18 and 60, take no other medication or have no other medical conditions, side effects you are more likely to experience include:

Note: In general, seniors or children, people with certain medical conditions (such as liver or kidney problems, heart disease, diabetes, seizures) or people who take other medications are more at risk of developing a wider range of side effects. View complete list of side effects

4. Bottom Line

5. Tips

6. Response and effectiveness

7. Interactions

Medicines that interact with Austedo may either decrease its effect, affect how long it works for, increase side effects, or have less of an effect when taken with Austedo. An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of the medications; however, sometimes it does. Speak to your doctor about how drug interactions should be managed.

Austedo interacts with over 410 drugs and most of these interactions are considered moderate or major. Common medications that may interact with Austedo include:

Austedo is extensively metabolized to active metabolites, primarily by CYP 2D6 with minor contributions of CYP1A2 and CYP3A4/5. Any inhibitor or inducer of these enzymes may have an effect.

Taking Austedo with alcohol may increase the risk of side effects such as drowsiness, confusion, or difficulty concentrating.

Note that this list is not all-inclusive and includes only common medications that may interact with Austedo. You should refer to the prescribing information for Austedo for a complete list of interactions.


Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use Austedo only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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