Treatments

Although there is no medication designed specifically to eliminate essential tremor, there are several treatment options for managing essential tremor.

The materials below were reviewed by medical professionals, however, it is not intended to be medical advice. Please discuss all your medications and individual health concerns with your treating physician, in order to find the right treatment option, medication, or combination of medications, for you.

Botulinum Toxin

If medications fail, you may consider Botulinum toxin (Botox®) injections. This therapy involves injecting botulinum toxin into the effected muscles. These injections can be useful in the treatment of head and voice tremor and, sometimes, hand tremor.

DaTscan™

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved DaTscan™ (Ioflupane I 123 Injection) for use as an imaging agent with single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging. This agent aids detection of dopamine transporters (DaT) in the brains of adult patients with suspected Parkinsonian syndromes (PS). This agent may be used in conjunction with other diagnostic evaluations to help differentiate essential tremor from tremor due to PS.