If you stop taking dopamine agonists suddenly, you may experience dopamine agonist withdrawal syndrome, with symptoms such as anxiety or pain. Get support from your health professional before reducing your Parkinson's drugs.
If the side effects outweigh the benefits of Parkinson's medication, you may decide, with your specialist or Parkinson's nurse, to reduce the amount you take. This is more likely with advanced Parkinson’s. Always get advice from your healthcare professional about this.
If you care for someone with Parkinson's, side effects of medication can be difficult and tiring to cope with. It's important to understand the different side effects you might notice but getting support for yourself is also key.
Branded vs generic Parkinson's drugs
Most Parkinson’s drugs can have two names – a generic name and a brand name. But is there a difference between them? We find out.