3 doctors weighed in:

How is isradipine use for Parkinson's disease?

3 doctors weighed in
2 doctors agree

In brief: ?Can it slow disease

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: ?Can it slow disease

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
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Thank
1 comment
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.
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
33 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors