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Has anybody prescribed isradipine for Parkinson's disease?

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In brief: Yes, but for HTN

In other words, if you have pd & htn, why not use it? Isradipine is a calcium-channel blocker used to treat hypertension.
But, it was found in dopamine-producing neuron cell cultures to help extend survival of the neurons by reducing calcium influx--a sinister, universal late stage process during programmed cell death (apoptosis) in parkinson's disease & other neurodegenerative disorders.

In brief: Yes, but for HTN

In other words, if you have pd & htn, why not use it? Isradipine is a calcium-channel blocker used to treat hypertension.
But, it was found in dopamine-producing neuron cell cultures to help extend survival of the neurons by reducing calcium influx--a sinister, universal late stage process during programmed cell death (apoptosis) in parkinson's disease & other neurodegenerative disorders.
Dr. Robert Hutchman
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Dr. Eric Farbman
I agree with everything above. There are plans for an NIH funded trial through the Parkinson Study Group to study Isradipine in PD. The name of the trial is Steady-PD.
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