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How to take INGREZZA

INGREZZA® (valbenazine) capsules is the only once-daily treatment for adults with tardive dyskinesia (TD)

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Some patients may maintain a 40-mg dose of INGREZZA.

Your doctor will tell you how much INGREZZA to take and when to take it.

  • INGREZZA can be taken with or without food

  • Do not stop taking INGREZZA without talking to your doctor first

  • If you take too much INGREZZA, call your poison control center at 1-800-222-1222

  • Do not take INGREZZA if you’re allergic to valbenazine or any of its ingredients

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INGREZZA and other medications

INGREZZA® (valbenazine) capsules and your other medications

In clinical trials, people were generally allowed to stay on their stable medications, including antipsychotics.

No overall changes in safety measures were observed for:

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Schizophrenia

  • Schizoaffective disorder

  • Major depression

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including:

  • Prescription medicines

  • Over-the-counter medicines

  • Herbal supplements


Taking INGREZZA with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects.

Do not start any new medicines while taking INGREZZA without talking to your doctor first.

Before taking INGREZZA, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • Have liver problems

  • Have heart issues

  • Have an irregular heart rhythm or heartbeat

  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant

  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed

“I’m grateful that I found INGREZZA and that it’s working well for me. My hope is to become more open about my struggles with mental illness and TD.”

—Moira, living with depression and TD

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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.
  • Parkinson-like symptoms. Symptoms include: shaking, body stiffness, trouble moving or walking, or keeping your balance.

Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have a change in your heartbeat (a fast or irregular heartbeat), or if you faint.

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 may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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