Tetrabenazine, a monoamine-depleting drug used in the treatment of hyperkinetic movement disorders

The American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, 10/07/2010

Guay DRP – Tetrabenazine is a complicated drug in terms of its mechanism of action and its activities against the 3 major monoamines in the CNS, making it difficult to predict its efficacy and tolerability in patients with hyperkinetic movement disorders. It is associated with numerous adverse effects and several important drug–drug interactions. Much work remains to be done to determine the therapeutic potential of Tetrabenazine in the treatment of hyperkinetic movement disorders.

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