Which medications in the drug class Anticholinergics are used in the treatment of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome?

Updated: Jul 16, 2018
  • Author: Sombat Muengtaweepongsa, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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Anticholinergics

These agents are thought to work centrally by suppressing conduction in the vestibular-cerebellar pathways.

Scopolamine (Transderm-Scop)

Blocks action of acetylcholine at parasympathetic sites in smooth muscle, secretory glands, and the CNS. Antagonizes histamine and serotonin action.

Transdermal scopolamine may be most effective agent for motion sickness. Its use in vestibular neuronitis limited by its slow onset of action.


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