What medications are available for dystonia patients?

Segmental, multifocal and generalized dystonia are usually treated with oral medications. These include anticholinergic drugs (trihexyphenidyl or Artane®, benztropine or Cogentin®) and muscle relaxants or antispastic or antispasmodic agents (diazepam or Valium®, clonazepam or Klonopin®, baclofen or Lioresal®). In addition, specific forms of dystonia can respond to particular medications. For example, dopa-responsive-dystonia is treated with levodopa (Sinemet®).