Many times, tics are mild and don't need to be treated. If they become a problem, your doctor may prescribe medicine to help them. It can take a while to find the right dose that helps control tics but avoids side effects, so be patient as you and your doctor work through it. Medications can include:Haloperidol
(Prolixin), and pimozide (Orap), which work on a brain chemical called dopamine to control tics. Clonidine (Catapres) and guanfacine (Tenex, Intuniv)), high blood pressure
drugs that can also treat tics.
Fluoxetine (Prozac), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), and other antidepressants, which can relieve anxiety, sadness, and obsessive-compulsive symptoms.
Along with medicine, you may want to consider talk therapy
. A psychologist
or counselor can help you learn how to deal with the social issues your tics and other symptoms may cause.
Behavior therapy may also help. A specific kind, called habit-reversal training, teaches you how to recognize that a tic is coming and then move in a way that stops it.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr. Sanjay Kini