Which medications are used to treat movement disorders in patients with multiple system atrophy (MSA)?

Updated: Oct 17, 2018
  • Author: André Diedrich, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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The movement-disorder component of MSA is usually treated with levodopa, dopaminergic agonists, anticholinergic agents, or amantadine, but results are rarely as favorable in MSA as in classic Parkinson disease.

Drugs that now are not commonly used in patients with MSA include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), antihistamines, somatostatin analogues, and caffeine.


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