Parkinson's Disease: Medication & Side Effects - Health Channel


Parkinson’s Disease: Medication & Side Effects | Health Insiders

There are two classes of medication for Parkinson’s disease. They increase dopamine and that helps with movement and motion. However, patients can’t tolerate higher doses of medications. The main side effect of the medication for Parkinson’s disease is involuntary movement, describes Dr. Andrew Forster, Internal Medicine Physician with Baptist Health Primary Care, who also says surgery, in a traditional way, is not an option. The doctor also talks about a technique called deep brain stimulation, where experts put an electrode into the part of the brain that is affected by Parkinson’s. This procedure is reserved for people who can’t tolerate medicine or younger patients.

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