Is NiceRx an Austedo coupon provider?
At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access the Austedo patient assistance program. This means that we are not an Austedo coupon, an Austedo discount card, or an Austedo copay card provider. We do not offer any medication trial offers or free Austedo samples.
Austedo patient assistance program
Patient assistance programs are typically sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and provide free or discounted medications to individuals with low income who are uninsured or under-insured and meet the eligibility criteria that vary by program. There are currently no known patient assistance programs for this medication.
Can NiceRx help me get Austedo cheaper if I have insurance?
How much does Austedo cost without insurance?
Austedo costs without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy and the retailer you buy it from. If you obtain your medication through NiceRx, you will pay a flat monthly rate of $49 per medication regardless of its retail price.
How much does Austedo cost with insurance?
The copay of Austedo will vary in line with the specific terms of your healthcare plan. For further details about what you may need to pay, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.
What is Austedo?
Austedo is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Teva Neuroscience, Inc. It is a vesicular monoamine transporter 2 inhibitor used for the treatment of chorea to reduce involuntary movements (chorea) caused by Huntington’s disease. It is also used to treat involuntary movements of the face, tongue, or other body parts (tardive dyskinesia).
What doses of Austedo are available?
Austedo is available in tablet form, in the following doses: 6 mg, 9 mg, and 12 mg.
The starting dose is 6 mg once daily, increased weekly by 6 mg per day to a dose that reduces chorea, up to a maximum daily dosage of 48 mg. Take doses of 12 mg or above in two divided doses with food. Swallow the tablets whole, do not chew, crush, or break.
Please read the medication guide and always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Austedo active ingredients
Austedo contains deutetrabenazine as the active ingredient.
Austedo side effects
The most common side effects of Austedo in clinical trials compared to placebo include:
- Dry mouth
In rare instances, Austedo can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) – discontinue if this occurs
- Akathisia, agitation, restlessness, and parkinsonism – reduce the dose or discontinue
- Sedation, somnolence
- Increased risk of depression and suicidal thoughts and behavior – monitor for worsening of symptoms
Your caregiver will assess the benefits of using Austedo against your risk of adverse effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Austedo to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Austedo drug interactions
Austedo can interact with other medications. These include:
- The risk for parkinsonism, NMS, and akathisia may be increased by the concomitant use of Austedo and dopamine antagonists or antipsychotics
- Strong CYP2D6 inhibitors
- Alcohol or other sedating drugs – may have additive sedation and somnolence
- MAOIs (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) – linezolid, methylene blue, phenelzine, selegiline
- Tetrabenazine, valbenazine
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Austedo. Tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
You should not use Austedo if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient deutetrabenazine
- Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Austedo
- Have suicidal thoughts or behavior, or untreated depression
- Have hepatic impairment
- Are taking MAOIs, reserpine, or tetrabenazine
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant – may cause fetal harm
Talk to your doctor before using Austedo if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Austedo
- Have breast cancer
- Have liver disease
- Have heart problems such as irregular heartbeat, or QT prolongation
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – It is not known if this medicine passes into breast milk
Austedo is the trademark brand name for deutetrabenazine manufactured by Teva Neuroscience, Inc. A generic version of deutetrabenazine is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Austedo savings through NiceRx.
The content on this website is intended for information purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. The information on this website should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always speak to your doctor regarding the risks and benefits of any treatment.