Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Orofacial Dystonia Treatment

An acute dystonic reaction requires treatment with medication. Since it can be difficult to swallow during a dystonic reaction, the medication is given by injection or through an intravenous (IV) line in an emergency room or urgent care. In most cases, the symptoms resolve very quickly after the medication is given.

Treatment for an acute dystonic reaction may include:

Orofacial Dystonia Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat an acute dystonic reaction:

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Last Updated: Feb 15, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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