Healthcare and coronavirus: Parkinson's medication

We're keeping a close eye on Parkinson’s medication supplies. There are currently no national supply issues for Parkinson’s medication but some things to do with your medication may be different. Here's some information to help you get the support you need.

I’m due a medication review. What should I do?

Call the usual number for your consultant.

Some doctors and nurses who'd usually see you in person to review your Parkinson’s may be holding telephone clinics. Continue your current medication regime until you have a review and are advised otherwise. If your appointment has been cancelled and you feel you need a review, call the usual number for your consultant to see if you can speak to a Parkinson’s doctor or nurse.

It may be helpful to think about how you are feeling now. Some medication reviews are routine check-ups and if you’re feeling well your medication would not be changed.

If you need further advice, you can call our helpline and ask to speak to a nurse adviser. We can give general information, advice and support, but we are not able to change your medication as it is not safe to do so. If we think you need your medication or symptoms assessed then we can advise you whether the best person to do this is your GP or consultant.

I can’t get my medication. What should I do?

Call the usual number for your pharmacist.

We're keeping a close eye on Parkinson’s medication supplies. If your pharmacist does not have your usual medication, other local pharmacies may be able to get it for you. If you cannot pick up your medication, you may be able to arrange for someone to pick it up for you or your pharmacist may offer home deliveries.

If your medication is unavailable, you can ring our helpline and ask to speak to a nurse regarding medication supply. One of the nurses will ring you back. We'll need to ask you the name of the drug, the dose, the maker, where you live and contact details for your pharmacy.  We can then look into this for you (it may take 1-2 days). We may speak with your pharmacy, but only to discuss the drug - we won’t mention your name. We'll then get back to you with a resolution.

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