Current and Emerging Treatments of Essential Tremor

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Established medications that improve tremor include beta-adrenergic antagonists, primidone, topiramate, and ethanol. Less consistent efficacy is reported with many other medications, usually antiepileptic drugs. A number of investigational medications, including T-type calcium channel blockers and allosteric gamma-aminobutyric acid-A modulators, are being developed for tremor. Deep brain stimulation techniques continues to be refined and focused ultrasound thalamotomy now offers an incisionless surgical option. Finally a number of peripheral electrical and mechanical devices are under development for tremor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-323
Number of pages15
JournalNeurologic Clinics
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2020


  • Botulinum toxin
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Essential tremor
  • Thalamotomy
  • Treatment
  • Tremor
  • Humans
  • Essential Tremor/drug therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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