What is Tetrabenazine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Xenazine

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Tetrabenazine is a central monoamine-depleting agent. It is used in the treatment of chorea (involuntary, jerky movements, especially of the arms, legs, and face) associated with Huntington’s disease.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Huntington's disease 6 2
Chorea movements 1 1
Spinal myoclonus 1 2
Tourette syndrome 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tetrabenazine

Side effect Patients Percentage
Drowsiness 1
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1

Why patients stopped taking Tetrabenazine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Side effects too severe 3
Other 2
Did not seem to work 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Tetrabenazine

Duration

Stopped taking Tetrabenazine

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 5
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Tetrabenazine.