What is the role of norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors in the treatment of Tourette syndrome (TS) and other tic disorders?

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: William C Robertson, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen L Nelson, Jr, MD, PhD, FAACPDM, FAAN, FAAP  more...
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The norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors desipramine and atomoxetine have shown definite though modest benefit for tics in tic patients being treated for ADHD. [181, 182]


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