What is the role of medications in the treatment of olivopontocerebellar atrophy (OPCA)?

Updated: Dec 17, 2018
  • Author: Sombat Muengtaweepongsa, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Answer

As previously stated, to date, medical therapy has provided only minimal benefits for OPCA. No medications are actually approved by the FDA for use in this condition. The medications mentioned here may be helpful in certain patients. Physicians should not prescribe these for OPCA unless they are familiar with the contraindications, interactions, precautions, and other potential problems and unless they discuss these with their patients. Brief summaries are listed, but more detail is provided in the package insert and in the literature.


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