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A 68-year-old female asked:

is the risk of psychoses greater with adding 1mg requip or 125mg stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone)?

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Dr. Aron Tendler
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone): It has much more dopamine.

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How can I get sleep. I have restless leg syndrome and take requip (ropinirole)?

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I have RLS restless leg syndrome and i'm on .5 mg of requip, (ropinirole) why am i still having many sleepness nights?

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A member asked:

I started symptoms of parkinsons.Loss of smell almost total now.Ridgity and loss of balence has gotten worse.Would isradipine help.Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) helped .?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
GOOD JOB: Isradipine is not on market in usa and has only been used in mice, but this ca channel blocker for hypertension looks very promising for Dopamine deficiency. Too much time to go before it is available. For you, definitely use some l-dopa prep, might add azilect, and even consider Neupro (rotigotine) patch. This business is complex and a movement disorder specialist in a medical school may serve you best.

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