Huntington’s disease (HD) is a neurological, hereditary disorder that affects nerve cells in the brain. HD causes physical, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive issues, and has symptoms that can be disruptive to relationships, jobs, and everyday activities. Some symptoms can make performing daily tasks challenging and may eventually prevent some tasks altogether, such as driving or managing a job or a household.1,2

AUSTEDO (deutetrabenazine) tablets is a medicine to treat HD chorea. It does not treat other symptoms of HD, such as problems with thinking or emotions.3

Chorea is the most visible symptom of HD. It may appear as unexpected and uncontrolled jerking and twisting body movements. These movements can be large or small, and may worsen with stress.1,2,4

There are 3 main categories of HD symptoms:

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Memory

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thinking)

Rainy day icon that represents 1 of 3 main categories of HD symptoms - mood (emotion/behavior).

Mood

(emotion/
behavior)

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Movement

(motor symptoms,
including chorea)

Signs of chorea may include1,2,4:

Flicking the fingers Flicking the fingers

Flicking the fingers

Flailing of the arms or legs Flailing of the arms or legs

Flailing of the arms or legs

Shrugging the shoulders Shrugging the shoulders

Shrugging the shoulders

Having a grimacing look Having a grimacing look

Having a grimacing look

Twisting or jerking. Twisting or jerking.

Twisting or jerking

Irregular eye movements or blinking Irregular eye movements or blinking

Irregular eye movements or blinking

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your
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References: 1. Huntington’s disease. Hope through research. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Accessed December 16, 2020. https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Hope-Through-Research/Huntingtons-Disease-Hope-Through 2. Burgess JC, Davis B, Fogarty E, et al. Caregiver Guide for Mid to Late Stage Huntington’s Disease: For Long-Term Care Facilities and In-Home Care Agencies. Huntington’s Disease Society of America; 2014. Accessed December 16, 2020. http://hdsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/CaregiverGuide_Mid_Late_StageHD.pdf  3. AUSTEDO® (deutetrabenazine) tablets current Prescribing Information. Parsippany, NJ. Teva Neuroscience, Inc. 4. Caron NS, Wright GEB, Hayden MR. Huntington disease: Synonym: Huntington chorea. In: Adam MP, Ardinger HH, Pagon RA, Wallace SE. GeneReviews. University of Washington, Seattle; 1993-2020. 5. Nance M, Paulsen JS, Rosenblatt A, Wheelock V. A Physician’s Guide to the Management of Huntington’s Disease. 3rd ed. Huntington’s Disease Society of America; 2011. Accessed December 16, 2020. http://hdsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PhysiciansGuide_3rd-Edition.pdf