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Many medications can be toxic to the cerebellum. These include seizure medications such as carbamazepine (Tegretol), phenytoin (Dilantin), and chemotherapy agents such as cyclosporine. Some medications that produce sedative effects on the brain worsen the cerebellar ataxia. These include medications such as diazepam (e.g., Valium) and similar medications in that class (benzodiazepines). Alcohol may have the same effect.

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