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  • Senimet
    As this eMedTV page explains, Sinemet is a prescription drug that can treat Parkinson's disease and Parkinson-like symptoms. This page also covers what to tell your doctor before taking the medication. Senimet is a common misspelling of Sinemet.
  • Side Effects of Bromocriptine
    Common side effects of bromocriptine include loss of appetite, fatigue, and vomiting. This eMedTV segment also provides a list of rare but potentially serious reactions to bromocriptine to look out for, such as seizures, hallucinations, or depression.
  • Side Effects of Pramipexole
    There are several side effects of pramipexole, but these problems are typically minor and easily treated. This eMedTV resource lists common, rare, and serious side effects of the drug, and explains what to do if these side effects occur.
  • Side Effects of Procyclidine
    This eMedTV segment explains that some side effects of procyclidine may require immediate medical attention, such as confusion and fever. This page lists other procyclidine side effects, including those that are more common and typically easy to treat.
  • Side Effects of Ropinirole
    Some patients may experience side effects of ropinirole, but they are often minor and require no treatment. This eMedTV page lists both common and rare side effects, and offers suggestions on how to handle these side effects if they occur.
  • Side Effects of Selegiline
    Common side effects of selegiline include nausea, dizziness, and abdominal pain. This eMedTV selection takes a closer look at selegiline side effects, including a list of side effects requiring immediate medical attention.
  • Sinamet
    This eMedTV page explains that Sinemet is approved to treat Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism. This page also covers some of the factors your doctor will consider when determining your Sinemet dosage. Sinamet is a common misspelling of Sinemet.
  • Sinemet
    Sinemet is often prescribed to treat Parkinson's disease and Parkinson-like symptoms. This page from the eMedTV library offers an overview of Sinemet, including information on possible side effects, dosing information, and general precautions.
  • Sinemet and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV Web article explains that Sinemet (carbidopa-levodopa) does pass through breast milk. As a result, it may negatively affect a woman's ability to breastfeed. It is not known what effects the medication might have on a nursing infant.
  • Sinemet and Pregnancy
    This page from the eMedTV Web site explains that information from animal studies on Sinemet (carbidopa-levodopa) and pregnancy indicates that the drug may not be safe for pregnant women. For example, the drug may increase the risk of birth defects.
  • Sinemet CR
    Sinemet CR is a drug commonly prescribed to treat Parkinson's disease and Parkinson-like symptoms. This eMedTV page describes other uses for this medication, explains how it works, and lists possible side effects that may occur during treatment.
  • Sinemet CR and Breastfeeding
    One of the components in Sinemet CR (carbidopa-levodopa CR) does pass through breast milk. This eMedTV page takes a further look at Sinemet CR and breastfeeding, explaining how this medication may affect a woman's ability to successfully breastfeed.
  • Sinemet CR and Pregnancy
    It is not known if it is safe to take Sinemet CR (carbidopa-levodopa CR) during pregnancy. This eMedTV page describes the complications that the medication may cause in a fetus and explains what to do if you are taking Sinemet CR and pregnancy occurs.
  • Sinemet CR Dosage
    As this eMedTV page explains, the recommended Sinemet CR dosage for the treatment of Parkinson's disease must be individualized for each person. This article discusses the factors that may affect your dosage and provides some tips for taking the drug.
  • Sinemet CR Drug Information
    Sinemet CR is a prescription drug used to treat Parkinson's disease. This eMedTV Web page offers some helpful information on Sinemet CR, including details on side effects and what to discuss with your healthcare provider.
  • Sinemet CR Drug Interactions
    When iron, amitriptyline, or certain other drugs are taken with Sinemet CR, drug interactions may occur. This eMedTV segment lists other drugs that can cause Sinemet CR interactions and describes the risks associated with combining these medicines.
  • Sinemet CR Overdose
    This eMedTV article explains that people who take too much Sinemet CR (carbidopa-levodopa CR) may experience vomiting, confusion, and other symptoms. This page lists other Sinemet CR overdose symptoms, as well as possible treatment options.
  • Sinemet CR Side Effects
    Some of the most common Sinemet CR side effects include nausea, hallucinations, and confusion. This eMedTV page lists other possible side effects of Sinemet CR, as well as serious side effects that you should report to your doctor (like seizures).
  • Sinemet CR Uses
    Sinemet CR is primarily used for treating Parkinson's disease and Parkinson-like symptoms. This eMedTV page takes a closer look at these Sinemet CR uses, including a detailed description of how the medication works and its off-label use to treat RLS.
  • Sinemet CR Warnings and Precautions
    You should not take Sinemet CR if you have narrow-angle glaucoma or use certain medications. This eMedTV resource contains other Sinemet CR warnings and precautions, including information on what to tell your doctor before using this medication.
  • Sinemet Dosage
    The typical recommended starting Sinemet dosage is 25-100 mg three times daily. As this eMedTV article explains, the recommended dose will vary, depending on factors such how you respond to Sinemet and other medications you are taking.
  • Sinemet Drug Interactions
    Medicines that may cause Sinemet drug interactions include blood pressure medicines and antipsychotic drugs. This eMedTV segment lists other medicines that may interact with Sinemet and explains what can happen when these medicines are combined.
  • Sinemet Medication Information
    Are you looking for information on Sinemet? This eMedTV Web page gives a basic overview of this Parkinson's medication, listing the available strengths and going over some of the things to discuss with your healthcare provider before starting treatment.
  • Sinemet Overdose
    This eMedTV resource explains that vomiting, confusion, and a rapid heart rate are possible effects of a Sinemet (carbidopa-levodopa) overdose. This page lists other symptoms that may occur and describes various treatment options that are available.
  • Sinemet Side Effects
    This eMedTV page explains that although most people initially tolerate Sinemet well, side effects are possible and tend to become more significant over time. This page takes an in-depth look at some of the bothersome and serious Sinemet side effects.
  • Sinemet Uses
    Sinemet uses are primarily concerned with treating Parkinson's disease and Parkinson-like symptoms. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look what Sinemet is used for, including how it works to increase dopamine levels and possible off-label uses.
  • Sinemet Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV page outlines several important Sinemet warnings and precautions. For example, you should not use the drug if you have narrow-angle glaucoma or a history of melanoma. This page also explains what to tell your doctor before taking it.
  • Sinimet
    A healthcare provider may prescribe Sinemet to treat Parkinson's disease or Parkinson-like symptoms. This eMedTV page lists some common side effects of the drug and provides a link to more information. Sinimet is a common misspelling of Sinemet.
  • Stages of Parkinson's Disease
    This eMedTV page explains that there are five Parkinson's disease stages, with one being a mild case of the disease, and five being severe. This page provides more detail on these stages and describes the possible symptoms of each stage.
  • Stalevo
    Stalevo is a prescription drug licensed to treat Parkinson's disease. This eMedTV resource describes the effects of this medication, explains how it works, offers general dosing information, and lists potential side effects that may occur.
  • Stalevo and Breastfeeding
    It is currently not clear if Stalevo (carbidopa-levodopa-entacapone) is compatible with breastfeeding. This eMedTV page includes more information on Stalevo and breastfeeding, and explains what may happen if the drug passes through breast milk.
  • Stalevo and Pregnancy
    Animal studies indicate that Stalevo (carbidopa-levodopa-entacapone) may cause problems during pregnancy. This eMedTV page offers more details on Stalevo and pregnancy, and explains what problems occurred when the drug was given to pregnant animals.
  • Stalevo Dosage
    The maximum Stalevo dosage (for Stalevo 200 mg) is six tablets per day. This eMedTV Web page also offers dosing guidelines for the other strengths of Stalevo. Dosing tips and precautions are included in this article as well.
  • Stalevo Drug Information
    This eMedTV Web page provides some information on Stalevo, a drug used to treat Parkinson's disease. This page talks about the active ingredients in this product and explains what to discuss with your healthcare provider before starting treatment.
  • Stalevo Drug Interactions
    MAOIs, phenytoin, and certain antibiotics could cause drug interactions with Stalevo. This page from the eMedTV site lists other medications that may cause Stalevo drug interactions and explains what may happen when these medications are combined.
  • Stalevo Overdose
    A Stalevo (carbidopa-levodopa-entacapone) overdose may cause restlessness, nausea, or insomnia. This eMedTV resource describes other potential symptoms of a Stalevo overdose and explains the treatment options that are available.
  • Stalevo Side Effects
    Common side effects of Stalevo include nausea, dizziness, and abdominal pain. As this eMedTV page explains, most people tolerate the drug well, but may begin to develop serious side effects over time, such as seizures or severe muscle pain.
  • Stalevo Uses
    Stalevo is used for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. This article from the eMedTV library discusses Stalevo uses in more detail, describes how the medication works, and explains whether it is used off-label to treat other conditions.
  • Stalevo Warnings and Precautions
    You should not take Stalevo if you have narrow-angle glaucoma. This eMedTV article lists other people who should not take Stalevo. Warnings and precautions on the potential side effects or complications that may occur are also included.
  • Tasmar
    Tasmar is a prescription medication that is approved for treating the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. This eMedTV page takes a closer look at Tasmar, including information on how it works, potential side effects, and tips on when and how to take it.
  • Tasmar and Breastfeeding
    It is not known if Tasmar (tolcapone) is safe for women who are breastfeeding. This eMedTV page further discusses Tasmar and breastfeeding, and explains why research indicates that this drug will pass through breast milk and may cause problems.
  • Tasmar and Pregnancy
    It is not known whether it is safe to use Tasmar (tolcapone) during pregnancy. This page of the eMedTV archives offers more information on Tasmar and pregnancy, and describes the problems the drug caused when it was given to pregnant animals.
  • Tasmar Dosage
    The recommended starting Tasmar dosage for treating Parkinson's disease is 100 mg three times daily. This eMedTV resource describes the factors that may affect your Tasmar dose and provides tips on when and how to use the medication.
  • Tasmar Drug Interactions
    Warfarin and MAOIs are among the medicines that can cause negative interactions with Tasmar. This eMedTV page lists other medicines that can cause Tasmar drug interactions and describes the problems that may occur when these drugs are taken together.
  • Tasmar for Parkinson's
    As this eMedTV article explains, people with Parkinson's disease may be prescribed Tasmar, but only under certain circumstances. This resource gives a brief overview of the drug's uses and includes a link to more detailed information.
  • Tasmar Overdose
    Vomiting and difficulty breathing are some of the reported symptoms of a Tasmar (tolcapone) overdose. This eMedTV article lists other potential symptoms of a Tasmar overdose and describes some of the treatment options that are available.
  • Tasmar Side Effects
    The most serious Tasmar side effect is liver failure. This page of the eMedTV library explains how side effects of Tasmar can become more significant over time. This article also provides a list of common and serious side effects seen with the drug.
  • Tasmar Uses
    Tasmar is used for treating adults who have Parkinson's disease. This selection from the eMedTV Web site discusses Tasmar uses in more detail, including information on how the medication works and details on when it should not be used.
  • Tasmar Warnings and Precautions
    Tasmar can cause dangerous conditions, such as liver failure and kidney damage. This eMedTV Web article contains other important Tasmar warnings and precautions to be aware of before using this drug, including a list of those who should avoid it.
  • What Is Amantadine Used For?
    Amantadine is used for treating the flu, Parkinson's disease, and certain side effects due to other drugs. This eMedTV page discusses these and other amantadine uses in more detail, including possible off-label uses and its use in children.
  • What Is Bromocriptine Used For?
    Bromocriptine is used for treating type 2 diabetes, parkinsonism, and other conditions. This eMedTV page describes how the drug works for these conditions, explains whether it should be used in children, and lists possible off-label uses of the drug.
  • What Is Coenzyme Q10 Used For?
    This eMedTV Web page explains that coenzyme Q10 is used for supplementation in people who have certain medical conditions, such as heart problems, migraines, and specific diseases. This article examines these coenzyme Q10 uses in detail.
  • What Is Pramipexole Used For?
    Pramipexole is primarily used for treating restless legs syndrome and Parkinson's disease. However, as this eMedTV page explains, there are several "off-label" pramipexole uses, such as treating fibromyalgia and tremors not due to Parkinson's.
  • What Is Procyclidine Used For?
    A couple of procyclidine uses include treating Parkinson's disease and excessive drooling. This eMedTV page further explains what procyclidine is used for, including information on how it works to balance certain chemicals in the body.
  • What Is Ropinirole Used For?
    Ropinirole is a type of dopamine agonist, but what is ropinirole used for? This eMedTV page explains how ropinirole is used to treat Parkinson's disease and restless legs syndrome, and describes how it helps to increase dopamine levels in the brain.
  • What Is Selegiline Used For?
    This eMedTV Web article explains that selegiline is used for treating Parkinson's disease in adults. This page further discusses other selegiline uses, including possible off-label uses, such as treating Alzheimer's disease, ADHD, and depression.
  • Who Discovered Parkinson's Disease?
    James Parkinson identified the symptoms of Parkinson's disease in 1817. This eMedTV page addresses the question, "Who discovered Parkinson's disease?"
  • Zelapar
    Zelapar is a prescription drug commonly used to treat Parkinson's disease. This selection from the eMedTV Web site provides an overview of this medicine, including information on how it works, possible side effects, dosing tips, and more.
  • Zelapar and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV resource explains that no studies have been done to see if Zelapar (orally disintegrating selegiline) passes through breast milk. This article also describes what to do if you are taking Zelapar and breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.
  • Zelapar and Pregnancy
    As this eMedTV Web article explains, animal studies indicate that Zelapar (orally disintegrating selegiline) may not be safe for use during pregnancy. This page further discusses Zelapar and pregnancy, and describes the problems that may occur.
  • Zelapar Dosage
    As this eMedTV page explains, Zelapar dosing guidelines vary for each person, depending on how you respond to the drug and other factors. This page offers other dosing tips and explains that the typical starting Zelapar dosage is 1.25 mg once daily.
  • Zelapar Drug Information
    Zelapar is a medication used for treating Parkinson's disease. This part of the eMedTV library gives an overview of Zelapar, listing some of the precautions to be aware of before using this drug. A link to more information is also provided.
  • Zelapar Drug Interactions
    Zelapar can interact with several medicines, possibly increasing the risk of dangerous side effects. This eMedTV Web page takes an in-depth look at several Zelapar drug interactions and describes the complications that these interactions may cause.
  • Zelapar Overdose
    Seek immediate medical care if you have overdosed on Zelapar (orally disintegrating selegiline). This page of the eMedTV library outlines the potential symptoms of a Zelapar overdose and describes possible treatment options that are available.
  • Zelapar Side Effects
    Nausea, dizziness, and headaches are among the most common side effects reported with Zelapar. This eMedTV page lists other Zelapar side effects, including serious side effects (such as hallucinations and depression) that require prompt medical care.
  • Zelapar Uses
    Zelapar is used for relieving symptoms of Parkinson's disease. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at Zelapar uses, including information on how this medication can increase dopamine levels in the brain and possible off-label uses.
  • Zelapar Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV segment explains that in order to avoid serious and even life-threatening problems, make sure to review Zelapar warnings and precautions with your doctor before taking the drug. This page also explains who should not use this medication.
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