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Slurring words

Slurring words is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of slurring words are stroke, transient ischemic attack, and alcohol abuse. Other possible causes, such as heart failure, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with slurring words often receive hematologic tests, radiographic imaging procedure, complete blood count, x-ray computed tomography, electrocardiogram, kidney function tests, electrolytes panel and glucose measurement .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with slurring words include enoxaparin (lovenox), aspirin / dipyridamole, pyridostigmine (mestinon), naloxone (suboxone), alteplase, dalteparin (fragmin), acetazolamide (diamox), demeclocycline, nitroprusside, thalidomide, nicardipine, neomycin (septa) and methylcellulose (citrucel) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for slurring words include age 75+ years age 60-74 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get slurring words.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.1x
5-14 years
0.2x
15-29 years
0.2x
30-44 years
0.6x
45-59 years
1.4x
60-74 years
1.6x
75+ years
3.3x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.9x
Hispanic
0.5x
White
1.2x
Other
0.7x
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