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Drug treatments for Parkinson's booklet

Drug treatments for Parkinson's booklet cover

This booklet is for people with Parkinson's and their families. It gives information about the drugs most commonly used to help manage the condition.

It starts with some practical points about taking Parkinson's drugs and moves on to give more details about each type of medication. 

It covers the following drugs:

Levodopa

Other names: co-beneldopa (Madopar, Madopar CR), co-careldopa (Caramet CR, Duodopa, Sinemet, Sinemet Plus, Sinemet CR, Half Sinemet CR, Lecado), Stalevo

Dopamine agonists

Other names: bromocriptine (Parlodel), cabergoline (Cabaser), pergolide, pramipexole (Mirapexin, Mirapexin prolonged release), rotigotine (Neupro), ropinirole (Adartrel, Ralnea XL, Requip, Requip XL, Spiroco XL, Eppinix XL), apomorphine (APO-go PEN, APO-go PFS)

Monoamine oxidase type B (MAO-B) inhibitors

Other names: rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Zelapar)

Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) inhibitors

Other names: entacapone (Comtess), tolcapone (Tasmar)

Glutamate antagonist

Other names: amantadine

Anticholinergics

Other names: orphenadrine (Biorphen), procyclidine (Arpicolin, Kemadrin), trihexyphenidyl (benzhexol, Broflex)

The booklet is also available in Microsoft Word format - this enables you to make the text as large as you need.

Download the booklet below or order a free copy via our distribution house.

October 2015

How to order resources

Use the following code:

  • Drug treatments for Parkinson's - order code B013

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