A systematic review on treatment of tardive dyskinesia with valbenazine and deutetrabenazine

Rikinkumar S. Patel, Zeeshan Mansuri, Fatima Motiwala, Hina Saeed, Namrata Jannareddy, Hiren Patel, Muhammad Khalid Zafar

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Recent reports state that the prevalence of tardive dyskinesia (TD) is 32% with typical antipsychotics, and 13% with atypical antipsychotics. Current evidence-based recommendations determine an unmet need for efficacious treatment of TD. This systematic review was planned to update the evidence for TD treatment, comparing two vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2) inhibitors, deutetrabenazine (DBZ), and valbenazine (VBZ). Of 75 PubMed search results, 11 studies met the review criteria. Efficacy and tolerability were demonstrated in a series of randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials in our review study, and the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale response of ⩾50% reduction in score was robust for VBZ 80 mg/day in short-term and long-term studies. On the contrary, DBZ was equally efficacious at 12 mg twice daily, but additional information about long-term efficacy and persistence of effect is needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalTherapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology
StatePublished - May 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)

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