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Common Medicines Common Side Effects


Medication can help you move and treat a number of symptoms such as mood, cognition and bladder control. When taking any medicine, it is important to understand both what medicines can do for you and…
March 30, 2014

Impulsive behaviors and activities: What is the cause?


Impulsivity control problems are experienced in some individuals with Parkinson’s disease. This article will define these problems, discuss potential causes and provide information about the steps you…
October 12, 2013

Is gambling a side effect of medicine?


Impulsivity control problems can be a side effect of dopaminergic medicines used to treat Parkinson’s.
February 29, 2012

Parkinson's Boosts Creativity: Study


If you are in a creative profession, Parkinson's may be a blessing in disguise as researchers have found that patients of the nerve cells disease in the area of brain are more creative than their heal…
July 15, 2014

Medication Side Effects


Dopamine Side Effects All dopaminergic medicines share similar side effects. The more common side effects are listed below: Nausea and vomiting Heartburn Confusion Visual Hallucinations Sedati…
July 07, 2016

Medicine to Treat Parkinson’s Disease leaves Patients more Susceptible to Gambling Addictions


The study of Parkinson’s disease, and how the brain sends signals for movement and mood, also is shedding light on the physiology of gambling. Both are linked to dopamine, a neurotransmitter that, amo…
March 23, 2014

Top medicines that worsen Parkinson’s disease or cause secondary parkinsonism


Some medications can worsen movement symptoms of PD, including slowness, stiffness, tremor and dyskinesia.
October 04, 2013

Can you give any additional information about Othello Syndrome in the context of PD?


Othello syndrome describes a form of psychosis in which one has delusional thoughts about their partner having an affair or similar relationship that does not exist. They may misinterpret ‘clues’ to s…
May 16, 2013

How do I best time doses of carbidopa/Ldopa?


The following excerpt is from a question received by NWPF. We were told by our neurologist that my husband should take carbidopa/Ldopa (Sinemet) every 5 hours and also told to take it with meals. W…
March 17, 2013

Medicine and Cognition


Cognitive problems, namely executive dysfunction is common in Parkinson’s disease. Medicines, of course, can worsen cognition including memory. Although dopaminergic medicines are the most commonly us…
July 28, 2014

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