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How do medications treat dysarthria?

Medications may be useful for treating and managing some underlying causes of dysarthria, although they don't help in all cases. If dysarthria is associated with a degenerative disease like Parkinson's disease, medications that slow the disease's progression may be helpful. In other cases, medications such as sedatives and narcotics may be the underlying cause for dysarthria. Discontinuing their use may correct the condition. In general, speech therapy to restore and preserve language is the most important component to most treatment plans.

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