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Treatment of Imbalance with Varenicline (Chantix): Report of a Patient with Fragile X Tremor Ataxia Syndrome (FXTAS)
Acta Neurologica Scandinavica (2009)
  • Theresa A. Zesiewicz, University of South Florida
  • Kelly L. Sullivan, Georgia Southern University
  • Alan Freeman, Emory University
  • J. L. Juncos, Emory University
Abstract
We describe the case of a man with Fragile X tremor/ataxia syndrome, whose ataxia and imbalance improved with the use of varenicline (Chantix®) and reverted to baseline 10 days after varenicline was discontinued. Varenicline was started as part of a smoking cessation program.
Keywords
  • Ataxia,
  • Imbalance,
  • Varenicline,
  • Chantix,
  • Fragile X-associated tremor,
  • Ataxia syndrome,
  • Movement disorders
Disciplines
Publication Date
February, 2009
DOI
10.1111/j.1600-0404.2008.01070.x
Citation Information
Theresa A. Zesiewicz, Kelly L. Sullivan, Alan Freeman and J. L. Juncos. "Treatment of Imbalance with Varenicline (Chantix): Report of a Patient with Fragile X Tremor Ataxia Syndrome (FXTAS)" Acta Neurologica Scandinavica Vol. 119 Iss. 2 (2009) p. 135 - 138 ISSN: 1600-0404
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kelly_sullivan/11/