Primidone what is the dosage for essential tremor?

Essential Tremor. Primidone (mysoline) is a structural analogue of phenobarbital. The drug reduces tremor amplitude by 60% to 70%. Although Primidone therapy reduces hand tremor, tremors of the head, voice, and other areas improve less. The starting dose of Primidone should be low (12.5-25 mg), taken at bedtime, and gradually increased until tremor reduction is achieved. The maximum dosage is 750 mg/day divide tid.
Essential tremor. The dose range is from 25 mg to 250 mg. By increasing the dose slowly, you may identify the lowest dose appropriate for you.

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Pat. With essential tremor not response to propranolol and primidone. What is next management?

Essential Tremor. Dear patient please refer to the following mayo clinic website http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/essential-tremor/ds00367/dsection=treatments%2dand%2ddrugs. Read more...
Many. Propranolol can be incr to as much as 320 mg a day if hr and BP permit. Primidone can be increased to as much as 750 mg/day, limited initially by n, v, and ataxia (incoordination). Other drugs are: gabapentin, alprazolam, topiramate and finally, deep brain stimulation. Tremor that does not cause impairment or embarrassment does not require treatment. Read more...