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Are there any medications that I can take for essential tremors?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The medications help control the symptoms.
Doctors commonly used are Propanolol and primidone

In brief: Yes

The medications help control the symptoms.
Doctors commonly used are Propanolol and primidone
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Med Rx for ET

Two of the medicines that help essential tremor are propranolol and primidone.
These medicines are relatively safe and inexpensive, but their effects wear off after hours, and they must at times be taken every day.

In brief: Med Rx for ET

Two of the medicines that help essential tremor are propranolol and primidone.
These medicines are relatively safe and inexpensive, but their effects wear off after hours, and they must at times be taken every day.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren
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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Essential tremor is treatable.
I find it difficult to believe that a doctor diagnosed you but didn't discuss treatment. Tremor is generally treated by neurologists unless a nonspecialist i.e. internist or family practitioner feels comfortable at least with initial treatment. When tremor is very mild, some patients elect not to treat until it gets worse. I'm OK with that: One less drug.

In brief: Yes

Essential tremor is treatable.
I find it difficult to believe that a doctor diagnosed you but didn't discuss treatment. Tremor is generally treated by neurologists unless a nonspecialist i.e. internist or family practitioner feels comfortable at least with initial treatment. When tremor is very mild, some patients elect not to treat until it gets worse. I'm OK with that: One less drug.
Dr. Mark Fisher
Dr. Mark Fisher
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, several!!

Assuming tremor is severe enough to warrant treatment, the usual list of trial & error options are as follows: Mysoline (primidone) , propranolol, topomax, Diamox or similar neptazene, or even Botox injections.
Less often used: Neurontin or zonisamide. Finally, if moderate to severe & meds won't cut it anymore, 2surgical procedures: deep brain stimulation of the stn or radiosurgery to vim nucleus of thalamus.

In brief: Yes, several!!

Assuming tremor is severe enough to warrant treatment, the usual list of trial & error options are as follows: Mysoline (primidone) , propranolol, topomax, Diamox or similar neptazene, or even Botox injections.
Less often used: Neurontin or zonisamide. Finally, if moderate to severe & meds won't cut it anymore, 2surgical procedures: deep brain stimulation of the stn or radiosurgery to vim nucleus of thalamus.
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Dr. Robert Hutchman
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