What is the role of caffeine in tremors?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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It is well recognized that caffeine and beta-adrenergic drugs are capable of both causing tremors and worsening existing tremors. The severity of the effect may vary according to the amount of caffeine consumed. Prompt recognition of drugs that cause or exacerbate tremors can facilitate diagnosis and management and help avoid unnecessary testing.


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