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77 yr old with parkinson's. no tremors, but bradykinesia /swallowing/speech problems. given 150 mg/day carbidopa-levodo. how long to see results?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Impressions: Not clear to me that he has Parkinson's, as the description could be associated with Alzheimer's, multi-infarct dementia, medication side effects. The dose of L-DOPA needs to be given four times daily, and should be at a minimum, dosed at 400 mg daily, at low dose. Worth a therapeutic trial but if fails, might get second opinion.

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Last updated Oct 31, 2015

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