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Medicine for Lewy body disease?
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Dr. Cynthia Point
Internal Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: None
Sadly, there is no medicine specifically to help patients and family members of a patient with this problem. It is important to not have prescribed tricyclic anti-depressants, as these can cause a serious reaction.
There are some things that can help with specific symptoms. See a neurologist, please.

In brief: None
Sadly, there is no medicine specifically to help patients and family members of a patient with this problem. It is important to not have prescribed tricyclic anti-depressants, as these can cause a serious reaction.
There are some things that can help with specific symptoms. See a neurologist, please.
Dr. Cynthia Point
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Dr. Timothy Silver
There are also other medications to avoid such as anti-psychotic medications, as lewy body dementia worsens, it can appear to be psychosis but the treatment must be well thought out as to avoid some of the typical medications used for psychosis.
Dr. Timothy Silver
There are also other medications to avoid such as anti-psychotic medications, as lewy body dementia worsens, it can appear to be psychosis but the treatment must be well thought out as to avoid some of the typical medications used for psychosis.
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Dopamine meds for physical parkinsonism: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together).
Tailor rx watching for side effects. Avoid Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro)--too side effect prone for lewy body patients. For dementia: namenda, paired with Exelon patch or aricept. For psychosis: seroquel or even clozaril. For excess sleepiness: nuvigil.

In brief: Brief Details.......
Dopamine meds for physical parkinsonism: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together).
Tailor rx watching for side effects. Avoid Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro)--too side effect prone for lewy body patients. For dementia: namenda, paired with Exelon patch or aricept. For psychosis: seroquel or even clozaril. For excess sleepiness: nuvigil.
Dr. Robert Hutchman
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Dr. David Masiello
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: None
There is no treatment for lewy body disease.

In brief: None
There is no treatment for lewy body disease.
Dr. David Masiello
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