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What can benzodiazepines do to help essential tremor?

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Benzodiazepines (Ativan, Klonopin, Valium, and Xanax) may help people whose essential tremor is not improved by other drugs. These drugs appear to relieve tremors associated with emotional stress or anxiety. Side effects of benzodiazepines include confusion, memory loss, and sedation. They're not a good long-term solution.

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International Essential Tremor Foundation.

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on April 4, 2020

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Mayo Clinic web site. 

International Essential Tremor Foundation.

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on April 4, 2020

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