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September 1980

Metoprolol in Essential Tremor

Author Affiliations

From the Harry M. Dent Neurologic Institute, Millard Fillmore Hospital, Buffalo (Drs Newman and Jacobs), and the Department of Neurology, State University of New York School of Medicine at Buffalo (Dr Jacobs).

Arch Neurol. 1980;37(9):596-597. doi:10.1001/archneur.1980.00500580092022

• The tremor of a patient with debilitating essential tremor who could not take propranolol (because of severe asthma) was dramatically reduced when metoprolol tartrate was administered in standard doses. Metoprolol appears to be an excellent alternative antitremor drug to propranolol in such patients.