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Tremor - Treatment Overview

Some tremors can be treated with medicine or surgery.

  • A tremor caused by Parkinson's disease may get better if your Parkinson's disease is treated.
  • Essential tremor is usually treated with medicine, such as:
    • Primidone (for example, Mysoline).
    • Propranolol (for example, Inderal).

Essential tremor that doesn't get better with medicine may be treated with surgery, such as:

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Last Updated: March 12, 2014
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