What is Tetrabenazine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Xenazine


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.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tetrabenazine

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 1


Based on patients currently taking Tetrabenazine

Dosage Patients
25 mg three times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Tetrabenazine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
Side effects too severe 2
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Tetrabenazine


Currently taking Tetrabenazine

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Tetrabenazine

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