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How do medications treat hypotonia?

Generally, medications aren't the primary treatment used for hypotonia. However, treatment depends on the underlying cause of the low muscle tone. If the underlying condition is an infection or other disorder that can be treated with medications, then medication may also help hypotonia. Usually, hypotonia is most commonly treated with physical, occupational, and speech therapies to strengthen muscles and help with everyday tasks that may be affected by decreased muscle tone.

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