Diphenhydramine is effective in the treatment of idiopathic dystonia.

  title={Diphenhydramine is effective in the treatment of idiopathic dystonia.},
  author={Daniel D. Truong and Paola Sandroni and Stanley van den Noort and Rae R. Matsumoto},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  volume={52 4},
OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of diphenhydramine hydrochloride (Benadryl) in the treatment of patients with idiopathic truncal dystonia. DESIGN Before-and-after trial. SETTING University referral center. PATIENTS Five consecutive patients with idiopathic truncal dystonia who were poorly treated with conventional pharmacotherapies. No patients were withdrawn from the trial for adverse side effects. INTERVENTIONS Treatments with diphenhydramine hydrochloride (50 mg intravenously… CONTINUE READING