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Essential Tremor (Essential Tremors) Summary

Description: A relatively common disorder characterized by a fairly specific pattern of tremors which are most prominent in the upper extremities and neck, inducing titubations of the head. The tremor is usually mild, but when severe may be disabling. An autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance may occur in some families (i.e., familial tremor). (Mov Disord 1988;13(1):5-10)

Also Known As: Essential Tremors; Tremor, Essential; Benign Essential Tremor; Familial Tremor; Benign Essential Tremors Show All >>

Networked: 854 relevant articles (100 outcomes, 140 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Essential Tremor

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Propranolol (Inderal) : 18 outcomes 20 studies in 94 results : FDA 158 Generic
  2. Primidone (Sertan) : 8 outcomes 10 studies in 45 results : FDA 11 Generic
  3. topiramate (Topamax) : 6 outcomes 4 studies in 19 results : FDA 28 Generic
  4. gabapentin (Neurontin) : 3 outcomes 5 studies in 10 results : FDA 37 Generic
  5. Metoprolol (Lopressor) : 3 outcomes 4 studies in 15 results : FDA 37 Generic
  6. Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum Toxin) : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 7 results : IBA
  7. pregabalin (Lyrica) : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 4 results : FDA 5
  8. Alprazolam (Xanax) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 4 results : FDA 37 Generic
  9. Prostaglandins B (PGB) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 3 results : IBA
  10. Sotalol (Sotalol Hydrochloride) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 3 results : FDA 18 Generic
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Diseases Related to Essential Tremor

  1. Tremor (Tremors)
  2. Parkinson Disease (Parkinson's Disease)
  3. Dystonia (Limb Dystonia)
  4. Movement Disorders (Movement Disorder)
  5. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive)
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Key Therapies for Essential Tremor

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  1. Deep Brain Stimulation : 36 outcomes 9 studies in 255 results
  2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 3 outcomes in 11 results
  3. Injections : 2 outcomes in 7 results
  4. Activities of Daily Living (ADL) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 9 results
  5. Electrodes (Electrode) : 1 outcome 1 study in 39 results
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