Q. Which medication can be used to treat Parkinson's disease?

Answered by
Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
Published on Nov 05, 2019 and last reviewed on: Nov 07, 2019

Hi doctor,

My mother is having parkinson disease for the past 8 years. She is taking Syndopa 275 mg 3/4 five times a day, but still she is not feeling good. Any alternative?

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Family Physician General Practitioner
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. Based on what stage of her disease she is in, there are quite a few alternatives available for parkinsonism. The first line of management is obviously the one that the doctor has given to you, Syndopa (a combination of Levodopa and Carbidopa). If this combination is not very effective then, a combination of Levodopa and a Dopamine agonist such as Bromocriptine, or Ropinirole, or Pramiprexole can be given. Even Selegiline, another mode of treatment drug, has showed a lot of efficacy in recent times. Since they are all prescription drugs, kindly get in touch with your physician and discuss the possibilities of switching her over to the medicines I mentioned.

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