Essential Tremor | Treatment


How is essential tremor treated?

Your doctor will ask you to avoid caffeine, cold medicines and certain other medicines if they seem to make your tremor worse. Your doctor may prescribe a medicine such as a beta blocker or primidone. These medicines won't make your tremor go away. However, the medicine may control the tremor enough to allow you to do normal activities without frustration or embarrassment. Surgery is an option for some people whose tremors are very disabling and who do not have good results with medication.


Tremor by S Smaga (American Family Physician October 15, 2003,

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 11/04