Which medications are used in the treatment of hemifacial spasm?

Updated: Sep 16, 2019
  • Author: Steven Gulevich, MD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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The goal of pharmacotherapy is reduction of abnormal muscle contractions. Botulinum toxin type A is the treatment of choice. [16, 17] Carbamazepine, benzodiazepines, and baclofen may also be used in patients who refuse BTX injections or who are not surgical candidates.


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