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What are the medicine prescribed for parkinson disease?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. William Gaya
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Parkinson's Meds

For primary motor symptoms; sinemet or parcopa (carbidopa/levodopa), Requip (ropinirole), Mirapex (pramiprexole), Eldepryl (selegiline), Azilect (rasagiline), Artane (trihexyphenidyl), amantadine, Lodosyn (carbidopa), tasmar, stalevo, (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) Comtan (entacapone), apokyn.
For other associated symptoms: Exelon (rivastigmine) memory, ssri/tcad anxiety and drooling, MiraLAX / colace for constipation, etc.

In brief: Parkinson's Meds

For primary motor symptoms; sinemet or parcopa (carbidopa/levodopa), Requip (ropinirole), Mirapex (pramiprexole), Eldepryl (selegiline), Azilect (rasagiline), Artane (trihexyphenidyl), amantadine, Lodosyn (carbidopa), tasmar, stalevo, (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) Comtan (entacapone), apokyn.
For other associated symptoms: Exelon (rivastigmine) memory, ssri/tcad anxiety and drooling, MiraLAX / colace for constipation, etc.
Dr. William Gaya
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Dr. Manoj Mathew
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Parkinsons Meds

Carbidopa/levodopa, comtan, sinemet, azilect.

In brief: Parkinsons Meds

Carbidopa/levodopa, comtan, sinemet, azilect.
Tasmar, stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) , etc.
Dr. Manoj Mathew
Dr. Manoj Mathew
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