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In her 90s mgm had some shaking and difficulty walking. Very old gp gave her dopa without diagnosis. She never had Parkinson's but med side effects. Y?
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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine
In brief: Depends
It is not uncommon to try and treat tremors in the elderly with parkinson disease meds.
Parkinson's is a very complex disorder with a variety of subtypes and the book is constantly being rewritten. Essentialy tremor is best treated with beta blockers usually, but in an elderly person a trial of Dopamine agonists might be tried, then stopped if side effects or other issues develop.

In brief: Depends
It is not uncommon to try and treat tremors in the elderly with parkinson disease meds.
Parkinson's is a very complex disorder with a variety of subtypes and the book is constantly being rewritten. Essentialy tremor is best treated with beta blockers usually, but in an elderly person a trial of Dopamine agonists might be tried, then stopped if side effects or other issues develop.
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