Search Results Tagged With Parkinsons Medical Therapy

When is the right time to start Levodopa?


Levodopa (carbidopa/levodopa or Sinemet) is an effective treatment for motor symptoms. Yet levodopa is associated with motor complications such as:
November 08, 2012

Is delaying medication harmful?


Given that the medications only treat the symptoms, and do not cure the disease, does the disease progress any faster if a person does not take all medications recommended by the doctor?
March 14, 2012

Medication Timing


How important is it that I take my medicine on time? When symptoms re-emerge between doses, medical professionals call this “disease fluctuation”.
March 02, 2012

Protein’s effect on medicine


I heard that protein interferes with my medicine. Should I be restricting protein?
February 01, 2012

Dare to Attend a Support Group


You are in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. You cope well with symptoms, and when your trusty meds are well adjusted, so are you. Most people, in the course of casual contact, can’t even tell …
August 01, 2016

My mom has PD and almost every evening, any time between ...


My mom has PD and almost every evening, any time between 4-8 pm she experiences hot flashes, she gets really red and hot from the neck up, while the rest of her body is cold. Is this a PD symptom? We …
March 05, 2013

Absorption of Sinemet requires optimal GI health. Is anyone working on a sublingual delivery of the medication?


Carbidopa/Ldopa is one of the most commonly used medicines for Parkinson’s disease.
January 29, 2013

How can I tell whether medications are wearing off or Parkinson’s disease is progressing?


How Parkinson’s motor symptoms respond to dopaminergic medication changes over time.
November 27, 2012

Hot Off the Press – Neupro approved by FDA


Neupro (Rotigotine) is a dopaminergic agonist available in a skin patch. Many people benefited from Neupro in the past but it was taken off the market by the FDA when it was noted that some of the me…
April 04, 2012

Does Azilect slow disease progression?


Azilect is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOB I) designed to block the breakdown or metabolism of dopamine in the brain. This means more dopamine is available for use by the nerve calls.
March 23, 2012

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