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Movement Medicine

You can’t cure or slow the progression of Huntington disease, but health care providers can offer medications to help with certain symptoms.

Drugs like haloperidol, tetrabenazine, and amantadine are especially helpful for controlling the unusual movements caused by Huntington disease. Haloperidol and tetrabenazine can also help offset hallucinations and delusional thoughts. Depression and suicide are common among those with Huntington disease. Antidepressants and antianxiety medications may be prescribed to treat these symptoms.