Getting started on INGREZZA® (valbenazine) capsules
Here’s what you can expect on INGREZZA based on other people’s experiences in a 6-week clinical trial and a 42-week extension period.
The starting dose of INGREZZA is 40 mg once daily. After the first week, your doctor may increase your dosage to 80 mg or keep you on 40 mg, depending on your needs.
You may start to see results as early as 2 weeksa
You could see improvements
INGREZZA reduced uncontrollable movements by the end of the 6-week clinical trial.
Your results should start to stabilize between week 16 and 32. You may still have some uncontrollable movements.
Maintaining your progress
Keep taking INGREZZA once daily to continue to see results.
This trial 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 a mood disorder.
Side effects while taking INGREZZA
The most common side effect was sleepiness. Talk to your doctor about taking INGREZZA before bedtime if you’re experiencing sleepiness.
It is common to experience some side effects while taking a medication. In clinical trials, people did experience some side effects while taking INGREZZA.
INGREZZA may cause serious side effects, including:
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
Feelings of restlessness
These are not all of the possible side effects of INGREZZA.
Do not take INGREZZA if you are allergic to valbenazine or any of the ingredients in INGREZZA.
Tell your doctor right away if you have a change in your heartbeat (a fast or irregular heartbeat), or if you faint.
Do you think you are feeling side effects while taking INGREZZA?
- Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects
- You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088