Drug- and Toxin-Induced Tremor

John C. Morgan, Kapil D. Sethi

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Tremor is a common adverse effect of prescribed drugs. It also occurs following exposure to various environmental or occupational toxins and poisons. Given that is a prevalent condition that may exist in patients not on medications, it is often difficult to determine if a drug is responsible for a patient’s tremor. Occasionally, neurological examination is performed prior to and after starting a drug making assumptions about causality more tenable. In addition, some patients are on multiple drugs that can cause or exacerbate tremor and identifying a single drug as the culprit is often difficult. In this chapter we will attempt to identify the drugs and toxins most commonly associated with inducing or exacerbating tremors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Essential Tremor and Other Tremor Disorders
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)9780849354854
ISBN (Print)9780824726454
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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