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My brother is 28 he has dystonia. He had a neurotransmitter place at age 18. Since then his symptoms have been worsening. He is currently takes 1mg of clonazepam at night but hates the drowsy vacant feeling it gives him at night and into the morning. Are there any other alternatives?
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Pharmacist: Dr. C. Rollins, Pharm. D. replied 7 months ago
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Hi thanks for the question. There are other treatments such as carba dopa leva dopa known as Sinemet, benztropine and trihexiphenadyl. Talk to the physician about trying one of these treatments. Muscle relaxers can be used as well. Hopefully this fully answers your question once satisfied please rate my answer thanks.
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Pharmacist: Dr. C. Rollins, Pharm. D. replied 7 months ago

I see you had time to review my answer. Checking back to see if you need further assistance. Once satisfied please rate my answer to close out our conversation. Thanks.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Those are all Parkinson's medications which are ineffective for dystonia limb spasms and cramps he's had botox injections as a muscle relaxant but it was ineffective
Pharmacist: Dr. C. Rollins, Pharm. D. replied 7 months ago
Thanks for clarifying that it is dystonia in the limbs other similar treatment alternatives to Botox include Dysport, Xeomin, and Myobic.
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