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How do medications treat tongue spasm?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

There are several medications that can help improve the condition of tongue spasm. Botox can be used to paralyze the muscles in the mouth and prevent tongue spasm. Also, in some cases, muscle relaxants are helpful for treating tongue spasm. In addition, if an underlying condition such as multiple sclerosis is causing the tongue spasm, treating that condition with can help reduce the symptoms of tongue spasm.

Very few medications actually treat tongue spasm, or twitching of the tongue. Medications, such as Botox, treat tongue spasm by paralyzing the tongue muscle. Other medications such as sedatives can help ease the tongue muscle convulsions. If your tongue spasm is the side effect of medication, ask your doctor about alternative medication you can take to reduce your symptoms.

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