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Austedo (deutetrabenazine) prescription available online 

If you suffer from Huntington's disease or tardive dyskinesia, Austedo can help. Request a new prescription or refill of Austedo from a board-certified doctor online.

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Medication services available for adults and kids (3+)

Top-quality, board-certified doctors

Insurance accepted, but not required

Prescriptions sent to your local pharmacy*

*Prescriptions provided at the doctor’s discretion

Most major insurance plans accepted

Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less. Paying without insurance? New patient visits are $129, and follow-ups are only $99 for members.

Don’t see your provider listed? Email [email protected]  or call  (888) 564-4454  to talk to a PlushCare specialist.

3 simple steps to request your Austedo prescription today 

Step 1

Book an Austedo prescription request appointment.

Book a same day appointment from anywhere.

Step 2

Talk to your medical provider regarding your Austedo prescription.

Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer.

Step 3

Pick up your Austedo prescription.

We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

Austedo prescription pricing details

How pricing works

To get a new or refill on your Austedo prescription, join our monthly membership and get discounted visits.

Paying with insurance



First month free

First visit


For all visits

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week

  • Unlimited messages with your Care Team

  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%

  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests

  • Free memberships for your family

  • Cancel anytime

Visit price with insurance

Often the same as an office visit. Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less!

  • We accept these insurance plans and many more:

    • Humana
    • Aetna
    • United Healthcare

Paying without insurance



First month free

First visit


Repeats only $99

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week

  • Unlimited messages with your Care Team

  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%

  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests

  • Free memberships for your family

  • Cancel anytime

Visit price without insurance

Initial visits are $129 and follow-ups are only $99 for active members.

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If we're unable to treat you, we'll provide a full refund.

About Austedo 

Austedo is a vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2) inhibitor, which reduces the amount of certain natural substances in the body.

Austedo treats chorea (involuntary movements) associated with Huntington's disease and tardive dyskinesia (TD). Austedo is available only by prescription. It is available in a generic formulation under different brand names, including deutetrabenazine.

Austedo may be prescribed as a capsule or tablet. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage prescribed.

If you're prescribed Austedo, complete the entire course of the VMAT2 inhibitor unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to stop. The VMAT2 inhibitor may not fully treat your involuntary muscle movements if you don't complete your prescription.

Austedo uses

There are several FDA-approved uses for Austedo, but it may also be used off-label to treat other conditions. Your online healthcare professional may prescribe it for the following reasons.

It’s also possible that healthcare professionals may prescribe it for other reasons not listed here. Ask your online doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about why a medication is prescribed.

  • Huntington's disease

    Austedo is FDA-approved to treat chorea (involuntary movements) associated with Huntington's disease. Chorea is a movement disorder that causes unpredictable, involuntary muscle movements in people with Huntington's disease.

  • Tardive dyskinesia

    Austedo is FDA-approved to treat tardive dyskinesia in adults. Austedo helps decrease involuntary movements in the face, tongue, or other body parts.

Austedo side effects

The side effects associated with taking Austedo are typically mild Most Austedo side effects are associated with tiredness.

  • Austedo has some common side effects. The side effects of Austedo may include:

    • Drowsiness and fatigue

    • Runny nose or sore throat

    • Problems sleeping, such as insomnia

    Other side effects, which are less common but might be more severe, could include:

    • Fast, irregular heartbeat (QT prolongation)

    • Severe restlessness or agitation

    • Stiff muscles

    Tell your doctor if you notice adverse effects, or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms. It is not known whether Austedo is safe and effective in children under the age of 18.

How to take Austedo

Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your Austedo prescription. Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.

Austedo can come in different forms and doses, so be sure to follow the specific instructions on your prescription. For people with Huntington's disease and tardive dyskinesia, the starting dose of deutetrabenazine is typically 6 mg once daily taken with food and a whole glass of water.

What to avoid while taking Austedo

Austedo has 432 drug interactions. Don’t change what you take without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other prescription drugs or supplements, as well as other drugs.

Possible drug interactions with Austedo include:

  • Serpalan (reserpine)

  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors, such as isocarboxazid, linezolid, and rasagiline

  • Cymbalta (duloxetine)

  • Latuda (lurasidone)

  • Opioid medication, muscle relaxers, and other medications may cause drowsiness

Drinking alcohol while taking Austedo may increase your risk of side effects, such as dizziness, confusion, and drowsiness. Ask your doctor for medical advice before drinking alcohol.

Only operate dangerous machinery or drive once you know how Austedo affects you. Severe drowsiness can cause falls and other accidents.

In rare cases, Austedo can cause a dangerous abnormal heartbeat or neuroleptic malignant syndrome. Your risk may be higher if you take certain prescription drugs for infections, high blood pressure, or mental health.

Medication alternatives to Austedo

If your healthcare provider prefers to put you on another treatment altogether, they may suggest another VMAT2 inhibitor or antipsychotic medicine in another drug class. Here are some common doctor-recommended alternatives based on your health issue:

  • Huntington's disease

    Xenazine (tetrabenazine)

    Risperdal (risperidone)

    Haldol (haloperidol)

    Thorazine (chlorpromazine)

  • Tardive dyskinesia

    Ingrezza (valbenazine)

    Xenazine (tetrabenazine)

Austedo prescription FAQs

  • How much does Austedo cost?

    Depending on your pharmacy, Austedo costs around $4,664 for sixty 6 mg tablets without insurance. Fortunately, generic brands, such as deutetrabenazine, offer an affordable alternative.

  • How can I refill my Austedo prescription?

    To refill your Austedo prescription, book a virtual appointment with a board-certified PlushCare doctor. After reviewing your symptoms and medical history, your doctor can send an electronic prescription to your local pharmacy.

  • Who should not take Austedo?

    Avoid taking Austedo if you have certain medical conditions, such as:

    • Uncontrolled depression or suicidal thoughts

    • Liver disease or liver problems

    • A mental health disorder or psychosis

    • Breast cancer

    • A heart rhythm disorder

  • What is the difference between Ingrezza and Austedo?

    Both Ingrezza and Austedo are VMAT2 inhibitors used to treat tardive dyskinesia. Unlike Ingrezza, Austedo can also treat chorea associated with Huntington's disease.

  • How long does it take for Austedo to work?

    Most people with Huntington's disease and tardive dyskinesia notice improvements in involuntary movements within two weeks of starting Austedo.

  • Do you have to taper off Austedo?

    Yes, you should taper off Austedo. Do not stop taking Austedo without your doctor's advice.

  • What happens if I miss a dose of Austedo?

    If you miss a dose of Austedo, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it's almost time for your next dose. Avoid taking two doses to make up for a missed dose.

  • What happens if I take too much Austedo?

    If you've taken too much Austedo, visit the nearest emergency room or contact your local poison control center. Overdose symptoms may include stiff muscles, severe drowsiness, and diarrhea.