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Can Parkinson's medicine give me highblood pressure?

Can Parkinson's medicine give me highblood pressure?

Unlikely: Do not know what meds you are taking but many of the parkinson's meds do the reverse, causing low blood pressure or postural drop in pressure when standing. ...Read more

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How often parkinson medicine is reduced after DBS surgery?

How often parkinson medicine is reduced after DBS surgery?

Often: Many people find relief of motor symptoms and although most still need medication, many can reduce it.

http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/deep_brain_stimulation/deep_brain_stimulation. Htm ...Read more

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Does Parkinson disease patient have to take Parkinson medicine?

Does Parkinson disease patient have to take Parkinson medicine?

Depends on yourself: Many factors to assess before deciding whether it's best for a patient to take medication for their Parkinson's right away or wait. That's something you should discuss with your doctor. Medications for Parkinson's have side effects to be sure but they also can improve the quality of life tremendously in some people. You can also engage in regular EXERCISE (not just physical therapy) which helps. ...Read more

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Can parkinson's. Medicine give me highbood pressure I taking mirapex. 1.5. Mg amantadine 100mg azilect (rasagiline). 1 mg.?

Can parkinson's. Medicine give me highbood pressure I taking mirapex. 1.5. Mg amantadine 100mg azilect (rasagiline). 1 mg.?

PD MEDS & HTN: There is no evidence in the medical literature that Mirapex, Azilect (rasagiline) and Amantadine will increase the blood pressure however if the Parkinson's patient has orthostatic hypotension dopamine agonist such as Mirapex can worsen it. I have not seen Mirapex, Amantadine or Azilect (rasagiline) increase blood pressure in my patients. ...Read more

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Parkinson's medicine and cipro (ciprofloxacin) can cause. Urine infection and after that pain?

Parkinson's medicine and cipro (ciprofloxacin) can cause. Urine infection and after that pain?

Clarification needed: Meds or combinations do not cause urinary infections. Aside from stomach-related pains from meds, they should not "cause" pain either. Something is wrong, you should contact your prescribing dr for advice and clarification. ...Read more

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Parkinson's medicine can cause. Urine or bladder infection? And cipro (ciprofloxacin) too

Parkinson's medicine can cause. Urine or bladder infection? And cipro (ciprofloxacin) too

Not the case: Parkinson's medicines have no effect on urinary or bladder infections, but pts with parkinson's may have higher risks for infection secondary to the disease itself. If the bacteria are susceptible to cipro, (ciprofloxacin) might be a good choice. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some good medicines for parkinson disease?

Parkinson Disease: There are a number of medications available for Parkinson disease but see which might be best for the patient you need to have a consultation with a neurologist who deals with this disorder - this physician can best assess which would be the best medication. ...Read more

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I've have Gastroparesis, my Ex Gastrologist put me on Metoclopramide I Herd long term use of this Medicine causes Parkinson's Disease is this true?

I've have Gastroparesis, my Ex Gastrologist put me on Metoclopramide I Herd long term use of this Medicine causes Parkinson's Disease is this true?

Symptoms yes: Although this is uncommon, Parkinsonians symptoms have been a noted adverse effect, but the drug can be stopped and symptoms will generally resolve. The drug does not CAUSE Parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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What are examples of parkinsonism drugs?

What are examples of parkinsonism drugs?

Many types: There are many types of drugs that are used to treat the symptoms of parksinson's disease. The mainstay of treatment are the dopaminergic medications include Levodopa (in various combinations) and the Dopamine agonists (e.g., rasagiline, ropinirole, etc). Other medications such as anticholinergics are to treat other manifestations of the disease. See: www. Parkinsons. Org & www. Michaeljfox. Org. ...Read more

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What drugs help with Parkinson's disease?

What drugs help with Parkinson's disease?

Several: The mainstays of parkinsons treatment are Dopamine agonists such as Requip and the drug l-dopa (sinemet). Others include comtan, (entacapone) amantadine, selegeline, cogentin. Even ECT can be used in severe cases and there is also experimental surgery. Talk to your neurologist to see what is right for you or your loved one. ...Read more

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Latest medicine to cure Parkinson's disease?

Latest medicine to cure Parkinson's disease?

None: There is no cure for parkinsons disease. There are about two dozen medicines for parkinson's, some 60 years old, others five years old. Each of them does something a little different. There is also surgery for a select group of patients with parkinsons. Talk to your neurologist. ...Read more

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How can drug effect me if this is not Parkinson's disease?

Please be specific: What drug are you asking about? Do you actually have Parkinson's? ...Read more

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What drugs should I avoid if I have wolfe-parkinson-white?

What drugs should I avoid if I have wolfe-parkinson-white?

ABCD: There is a simple mnemonic to help remember the 4 drug (classes) to avoid in wolf parkinson white (WPW) syndrome:

the mneumonic is "abcd"

adenosine
beta blockers
calcium channel blockers
digoxin. ...Read more

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How should I pay attention to the medicine to cure Parkinson's disease?

How should I pay attention to the medicine to cure Parkinson's disease?

Side effects.: There are many medications used to treat parkinson's disease, though unfortunately there is no cure at the present time. Most of these medications work by increasing dopamine, and the most common side effects are nausea/ upset stomach and light-headedness/ dizziness. Other less common side effects include hallucinations and compulsive behavior such as gambling. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about drugs that cause parkinsonism?

Can you tell me about drugs that cause parkinsonism?

Very complex: In a nutshell, initially might use dopamine agonists, and Azilect, (rasagiline) and later L-DOPA, with carbidopa and entacapone, and even later have combinations of some of these. A non-drug approach via DBS unit could be rather valuable, if necessitated. ...Read more

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Why levodopa not used in drug induced parkinsonism?

Levodopa: Because it elevates Dopamine in the brain, & that can exacerbate the original symptoms to begin with, ex. Psychosis. ...Read more

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What are the medicine prescribed for parkinson disease?

Complicated: With the earliest symptoms, best approach is Dopamine agonist (mirapex, requip), later l-dopa, which remains fundamental, and maybe Azilect for potential protection. As the l-dopa becomes less efficacious, comtan, (entacapone) and even later combinations of all of the above, and if inadequate, use of deep brain stimulation. ...Read more

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Levodopa is ineffective in drug induced parkinsonism, why?

A few reasons: First there are two different drug induced parkinsons. Acutely (in which case just stop the drug), and chronically (tardive dyskinesia...TD). TD is generally in those with psychosis. Levodopa can make that worse. Bad. AND, Levodopa has been associated with more rapid progression in regular Parkinsons, so we don't like to use it in anyone if we can avoid it. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for tremors associated with parkinson's?

What is the best medicine for tremors associated with parkinson's?

Dopamine: The best medical treatment for Parkinsons tremor is dopamine, normally in the form of sinemet, (carbidopa and levodopa) or levodopa-carbidopa. This may be given up to 1000-1500 mg of dopamine per day.

Sometimes tremor is not effectively managed with medicine. There is a pacemaker type treatment called a brain stimulator that is sometimes helpful for people with a very bad tremor that cannot be controlled more easily. ...Read more

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Is syndopa plus (levedopa + carbidoba) the only medicine to treat parkinson disease?

No, others are used: Dopamine agonists such as pramipexole, ropinorole, and Neupro (rotigotine) patch. Azilect, entacapone, and maybe tolcapone. Dbs surgery and use of unit. So, lots of choices. ...Read more

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How can parkinson be cured to some extent. If not completely in an aged person? What all is required other than medicines of levodopa nd cardiopa

How can parkinson be cured to some extent. If not completely in an aged person? What all is required other than medicines of levodopa nd cardiopa

Not cured: Sadly these meds do help but only for a while. Slows the process; stem cells show real promise of a true cure. Marvelous stuff. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine or stimulation surgety for parkinson disease?

What is the best medicine or stimulation surgety for parkinson disease?

Meds First, then DBS: As a pd specialist I always try to get the most utility from medications first. The typical choics are (in order of preference): azilect, agonists (requip xl, Mirapex er & neupro-available july 16), then sinemet & last comtan (entacapone). If despite all these, symptom relief/qol is poor, dbs of stn or gpi ate favored & are very effective @ reducing inconsistent medication effect (. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for parkinson disease....if not what medicines will help with syndromes?

Is there any cure for parkinson disease....if not what medicines will help with syndromes?

Treatment options: Many treatment options are available including dopamine agonists, deep brain stimulation, etc. There is a lot of active research in the field and new findings are being made each day. See a neurologist (specifically a neurology movement disorders subspecialist) for discussion. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/parkinsonsdisease. Html ...Read more

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Is there a high danger of developing Parkinson's disease while on Prozac type drugs Thanks?

Is there a high danger of developing Parkinson's disease while on Prozac type drugs Thanks?

No: Parkinson's disease is not caused by medications like Prozac. Prozac increases serotonin in the brain to help with depression and anxiety. Parkinson's disease is caused by a decrease of dopamine in the brain. You can get Parkinson's like symptoms from taking anti-psychotic medications, but not from taking anti-depressants. ...Read more

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My husband has Parkinson's and is wondering can certain foods and over-the-counter medicine water down the dopamine he is taking?

My husband has Parkinson's and is wondering can certain foods and over-the-counter medicine water down the dopamine he is taking?

GREAT QUESTION: I am always amazed at even the number of colleagues who do not educate their patients on this very very important point. YES....there is a huge relationship between the PROTEIN CONTENT of a meal and the absorption of carbidopa/levodopa. If a meal has more than 30% of its caloric content in the form of protein then, this will significantly hinder absorption in the gut of Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa). Therefore, ..... ...Read more