Treatment of imbalance with varenicline (Chantix®): report of a patient with fragile X tremor/ataxia syndrome


  • Part of this work was supported by NIH-NICHD R01 HD29909 and P30 HD24064.

Theresa A. Zesiewicz, Parkinson Research Foundation Center of Excellence at University of South Florida, University of South Florida, Tampa, 34677 FL, USA
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We describe the case of a man with Fragile X tremor/ataxia syndrome, whose ataxia and imbalance improved with the use of varenicline (Chantix®) and reverted to baseline 10 days after varenicline was discontinued. Varenicline was started as part of a smoking cessation program.