Gabapentin for the treatment of tremor

Michele A. Faulkner, John M. Bertoni, Thomas L. Lenz, Christina Dalmady-Israel, Bruno Edouard

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To review the use of the antiepileptic drug gabapentin for the treatment of various types of tremor. DATA SOURCES: A search of biomedical literature was completed through MEDLINE and EMBASE (1993-May 2002) to identify all clinical trials pertaining to the use of gabapentin for the treatment of tremor in humans. DATA SYNTHESIS: Outcome data from the few published studies have varied widely. Patient groups have been small, and conclusions have been based largely on subjective patient and investigator ratings. CONCLUSIONS: A trial of gabapentin is warranted in patients who fail therapy with traditional agents. Improvement should be measured by a patient's perceived functional ability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)282-286
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Pharmacotherapy
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2003

Keywords

  • Essential tremor
  • Gabapentin
  • Orthostatic tremor
  • Parkinsonian tremor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)

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