Some medicines for mental health can cause abnormal signaling in the brain, which can lead to uncontrollable body movements from TD that don't go away on their own for most people.
Though how it works isn't fully understood, INGREZZA® (valbenazine) capsules is thought to reduce extra dopamine signaling 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
Untreated body movements from TD can affect your work, social outings, and daily activities.
TD movements could also impact your mental well-being.
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INGREZZA can quickly and effectively treat mild, moderate, and severe TD movements.
In a clinical study, many people on INGREZZA started to see improvements at 2 weeks with clinical results at 6 weeks.
Specifically designed to treat TD. Proven to reduce uncontrollable body movements.
In a clinical study, 7 out of 10 people taking INGREZZA 80 mg saw improvements in TD movements at 6 weeks—and many started to see results as soon as 2 weeks.
- Patients had at least a 1-point reduction on an uncontrollable movement severity scale at 6 weeks vs before treatment.
- This post-clinical study evaluation included 70 patients taking INGREZZA 80 mg, measuring uncontrollable movements before starting treatment and at 6 weeks of treatment.
For people who participated in the clinical study, INGREZZA provided continued reduction in uncontrollable movements throughout the duration of the 48-week study.
Did you know?
Treatment is usually the only way to reduce uncontrollable body movements from TD. INGREZZA is designed to treat TD.
Learn more about the INGREZZA clinical study
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 a clinical study, some side effects were experienced while taking INGREZZA. The most common side effect was sleepiness.
INGREZZA may cause serious side effects, including:
- Heart rhythm problems
- Abnormal movements, including shaking, body stiffness, trouble moving or walking, or keeping your balance
Other side effects include:
- Changes in balance (balance problems, dizziness) or increased risk of falls
- Feelings of restlessness
- Dry mouth
- Blurred vision
These are not all of the possible side effects of INGREZZA.
If you experience side effects, call your healthcare provider for medical advice. To report side effects to the FDA, call 1-800-FDA-1800.
Ready to talk to your healthcare provider about your TD movements? Our discussion guide can help.
Fill out our Doctor Discussion Guide questionnaire and bring it to your next appointment to help you and your healthcare provider have a better conversation about TD and INGREZZA.
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