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Treatment of imbalance with varenicline (Chantix®): report of a patient with fragile X tremor/ataxia syndrome

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Abstract:

Zesiewicz TA, Sullivan KL, Freeman A, Juncos JL. Treatment of imbalance with varenicline (Chantix®): report of a patient with fragile X tremor/ataxia syndrome.

Acta Neurol Scand 2009: 119: 135–138.

© 2008 The Authors Journal compilation © 2008 Blackwell Munksgaard.

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: Chantix; ataxia; fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome; imbalance; movement disorders; varenicline

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0404.2008.01070.x

Affiliations: 1: Parkinson Research Foundation Center of Excellence at University of South Florida, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA 2: Department of Neurology, Division of Movement Disorders, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA

Publication date: 2009-02-01

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