Abnormal involuntary movements

Also known as Jerking, Tics, Tremors, and Clonus

Movement disorders include:

Source: Wikipedia

What causes it?

The most common causes of abnormal involuntary movements are essential tremor, parkinson disease, and restless leg syndrome. Other possible causes, such as alcohol abuse, are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with abnormal involuntary movements, 35% report having dizziness, 30% report having seizures, and 30% report having headache.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with abnormal involuntary movements often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, glucose measurement, kidney function tests, electrolytes panel, intravenous fluid replacement, electrocardiogram and x-ray computed tomography .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with abnormal involuntary movements include carbidopa / levodopa, primidone, pramipexole (mirapex), ropinirole, propranolol, amantadine, chlordiazepoxide, carbidopa / entacapone / levodopa, guanfacine (intuniv), rasagiline (azilect), carbidopa, entacapone (comtan) and trihexyphenidyl (artane) .

Primidone
$29
(28 days)
Pramipexole (Mirapex)
$121
(28 days)
Ropinirole
$41
(28 days)
Propranolol
$18
(28 days)
Amantadine
$28
(28 days)
Chlordiazepoxide
$8
(28 days)
Guanfacine (Intuniv)
$14
(28 days)
Rasagiline (Azilect)
$294
(28 days)
Carbidopa
$170
(28 days)
Entacapone (Comtan)
$296
(28 days)
Trihexyphenidyl (Artane)
$11
(28 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for abnormal involuntary movements include age 75+ years.

Age

< 1 years
0.9x
1-4 years
0.7x
5-14 years
0.8x
15-29 years
0.6x
30-44 years
0.8x
45-59 years
1.1x
60-74 years
1.4x
75+ years
1.8x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.7x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
1.1x
Other
0.9x
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