Verapamil for severe hyperkinetic movement disorders

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Abstract

The use of verapamil in three cases of severe hyperkinetic movement disorders resulted in dramatic improvement in patients who had been refractory to many other treatments over a prolonged period. A videotape illustration of one of the patients is provided. The mechanism of action and evidence of efficacy of calcium-channel blockers for abnormal movements are discussed.

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