Parkinson's Disease Drugs: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:45 by admin
Parkinson's disease affects one percent of all those over the age of sixty-five and the condition can affect people much younger. Symptoms of Parkinson's include tremors and difficulty moving. The disease occurs when production of the neurotransmitter dopamine is reduced. Dopamine is a substance that helps relay messages from the brain to the muscles, thus facilitating movements. There are many drugs available that help to reduce the symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease. While these drugs do not cure Parkinson's, they can help the patient maintain a more normal lifestyle.

View sub-topics at right to learn more about some specific drugs used to treat Parkinson's disease and some of the drugs' more serious adverse side effects.

See Also

  1. Prescription & Over-the-Counter Drugs: Overview
  2. Mirapex / Pramipexole
  3. Permax Recall
  4. Tasmar / Tolcapone
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