Which medications in the drug class Skeletal Muscle Relaxants are used in the treatment of Tourette Syndrome 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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Skeletal Muscle Relaxants

These agents may suppress the severity of tics.

Baclofen (Lioresal, Gablofen)

Although slightly effective in children with TS, baclofen's primary effect may not be on tics but on other symptoms; adverse effects are modest.


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