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Topamax is widely used for epilepsy and migraine. Many doctors prescribe it for essential tremor. It's important to start with a very low dose and slowly increase the dose to avoid sleepiness. Many patients may experience a feeling of mental dullness or drowsiness and should talk with their doctor about adjusting the dose. As many as 30%-40% of people don't tolerate this drug in higher doses.

From: Drug Treatments for Essential Tremor WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on September 27, 2017

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Mayo Clinic web site. 

International Essential Tremor Foundation.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on September 27, 2017

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