Drug Profile


Alternative Names: AUSTEDO; d6-tetrabenazine; Deuterium-substituted tetrabenazine; Dutetrabenazine; SD-809; SD-809 ER; SD-809 Extended Release

Latest Information Update: 08 Nov 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Auspex Pharmaceuticals
  • Developer Auspex Pharmaceuticals; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Class Antipsychotics; Neuroprotectants; Organic deuterium compounds; Quinolizines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Dopamine receptor antagonists; Dopamine release inhibitors; Vesicular monoamine transporter 2 inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

    Yes - Huntington's disease; Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome
  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Chorea
  • Registered Drug-induced dyskinesia
  • No development reported Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome

Most Recent Events

  • 19 Sep 2017 Nuvelution Pharma and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries enter an agreement to develop deutetrabenazine for Gilles-de-la-Tourette's-syndrome
  • 19 Sep 2017 Nuvelution Pharma and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries plan a phase III trial for Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome in 2017
  • 30 Aug 2017 Registered for Drug-induced dyskinesia in USA (PO)
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