Which medications in the drug class Benzodiazepines 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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Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines may potentiate the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and facilitate inhibitory GABA neurotransmission. It may act in the spinal cord to induce muscle relaxation. Treatment needs to be individualized for each patient.

Clonazepam (Klonopin)

Clonazepam (Klonopin) is useful in suppressing muscle contractions by facilitating inhibitory GABA neurotransmission and other inhibitory transmitters.


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