Drug-induced tremors

John Christopher Morgan, Kapil D. Sethi

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Tremor is a common complaint for many patients. Caffeine and β-adrenergic agonists are well-recognised drugs that cause or exacerbate tremors. Other tremorogenic drugs, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and tricyclic antidepressants, are less well recognised. Recognition of the drugs that can cause or exacerbate tremors can help prompt diagnosis, avoids unnecessary tests, and allows clinicians to quickly take corrective action (usually by discontinuing the tremor-inducing drugs). The aim of this review is to provide clinicians with current information on drugs that are associated with tremor and the correct treatment of these drug-induced tremors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)866-876
Number of pages11
JournalLancet Neurology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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