The purpose of the research was to determine the frequency of medication use in patients with dystonia.
Most of the patients were using botulinum toxin. Other medications used were muscle relaxants, benzodiazapines, antipsychotics and drugs usually used to treat Parkinson’s.
“Significantly, up to 25 percent were not using medications at all,” Pirio Richardson says. “That’s a huge number.” Source: University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.
To read article please click link provided: Movement toward a cure: Studying patterns of medication use.
Link to Dystonia treatment: Patterns of medication use in an international cohort Abstract: Neurology Journal
Related clinical trials: The Dystonia Coalition Natural History and Biospecimen Repository for Isolated Dystonias (DCP)
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