The information under this section is for your information only. Please consult with your child's primary care physician if you feel your child needs help with something you've read on these pages. Do NOT start your child on any medication(s) without discussing it with your primary care physician.
Always read all of the information on each medication prescribed for your child, including the possible side effects. Look it up under the "Drug Resources" in this section.
You will need to weigh whether you will want your child to take that particular medication or request the doctor suggest another one with less side affects. Sometimes a parent has to weigh the differences in the risk of the side effects against the benefits of the medication.
Ask detailed questions of the medication when it's prescribed by your child's doctor. Understand when the medication should be taken, what it can or should not be taken with, how long the medication typically lasts etc.
Never be afraid to disagree with your doctor. If you decide there is reason to be concerned over your child taking the medicine prescribed, tell the doctor why and ask them to look for another drug that might help your child.
Remember the golden rule in Huntington's Disease is the less medication, the better. Use medicine only if it helps improve your child's quality of life.