How INGREZZA® (valbenazine) capsules can help adults reduce TD movements

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The cause of TD and how INGREZZA® (valbenazine) capsules work

TD is associated with taking certain mental health medicines for 3 months or longer.

INGREZZA was specifically designed to treat TD

Though how it works isn’t fully understood, INGREZZA is thought to reduce dopamine signaling in the brain—while working directly in the region of the brain that causes the uncontrollable movements of TD.

  • INGREZZA is believed to reduce extra dopamine signaling
  • Dopamine is a chemical in the brain that helps control movement
  • TD may be caused by too much dopamine signaling in the brain

INGREZZA is proven to help reduce the uncontrollable movements of TD

About 70% of patients taking INGREZZA 80 mg saw reduction in TD movements in as few as 6 weeks*

  • This post-clinical study evaluation included 70 patients taking INGREZZA 80 mg, measuring uncontrollable movements before starting treatment and at 6 weeks of treatment.

*Patients had at least a 1-point reduction on an uncontrollable movement severity scale at 6 weeks vs before treatment.

Some patients saw results in just 2 weeks

For people who participated in the clinical study, INGREZZA provided continued reduction in uncontrollable movements through 48 weeks.

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TD is more than just a side effect—it’s a real, lasting condition that deserves proper treatment. INGREZZA is designed to treat TD.

Learn more about the INGREZZA clinical studies

This study measured the difference in people’s uncontrollable movements at 6 weeks, 48 weeks, and at certain times in between. Participants had moderate to severe TD and schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or mood disorder.

INGREZZA side effects

In clinical studies, the most common side effect while taking INGREZZA was sleepiness.

Some people did experience other side effects as well.


INGREZZA may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Sleepiness

  • Heart rhythm problems

  • Parkinson-like symptoms, including shaking, body stiffness, trouble moving or walking, or keeping your balance


Other side effects included:

  • Changes in balance (balance problems, dizziness) or an increased risk of falls

  • Headache

  • Feelings of restlessness

  • Dry mouth

  • Constipation

  • Blurred vision

These are not all of the possible side effects of INGREZZA.

If you experience side effects, call your doctor for medical advice. To report side effects to the FDA, call the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Tips for your next appointment

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Bring these resourcesour Doctor Discussion Guide to your next appointment to help you and your doctor have a better conversation about TD and INGREZZA.

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Indication and Important Safety Information

Do not take INGREZZA if you are allergic to valbenazine, or any of the ingredients in INGREZZA.

Important Information

Approved Use

INGREZZA® (valbenazine) capsules is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with movements in the face, tongue, or other body parts that cannot be controlled (tardive dyskinesia).

It is not known if INGREZZA is safe and effective in children.


Do not take INGREZZA if you:

  • are allergic to valbenazine, or any of the ingredients in INGREZZA.

INGREZZA may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Sleepiness (somnolence). Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how INGREZZA affects you.
  • Heart rhythm problems (QT prolongation). INGREZZA may cause a heart problem known as QT prolongation.
  • Symptoms of QT prolongation may include:
    • fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
    • shortness of breath
    • dizziness or fainting
  • Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have a change in your heartbeat (a fast or irregular heartbeat), or if you faint.
  • Parkinson-like symptoms. Symptoms include: shaking, body stiffness, trouble moving or walking, or keeping your balance.

Before taking INGREZZA, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions including if you: have liver or heart problems, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.

The most common side effect of INGREZZA is sleepiness (somnolence). Other side effects include changes in balance (balance problems, dizziness) or an increased risk of falls, headache, feelings of restlessness, dry mouth, constipation, and blurred vision.

These are not all of the possible side effects of INGREZZA. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit MedWatch at or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please see accompanying INGREZZA full Product Information

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