There are no medications specifically designed to treat essential tremor, but there are some medications which can reduce the severity of the tremor in some patients:
- Propranolol (Inderal®)is the only medication approved by the FDA for the treatment of essential tremor, but it is primarily used for treating high blood pressure
- Primidone (Mysoline®) is an anti-seizure medicine
- Anti-anxiety medications may be useful in patients who do not respond to other medications or who have associated anxiety
These medications can cause side effects, and you should ask your physician to learn more.