Parkinsons Disease Health Topics

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Parkinson's disease is a chronic and progressive neurological disorder that typically causes tremors. This eMedTV page provides an overview of Parkinson's disease, including information on possible symptoms, statistics, and treatment options.
Parkinsonism is a type of disorder that affects voluntary movement. This selection from the eMedTV Web library takes an in-depth look at the different types of this condition, such as Parkinson's disease and several others.
Featured Medications
Akineton is a prescription medicine used to treat Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. This eMedTV Web resource offers an overview of Akineton, including information on possible side effects, dosing information, and general precautions.
Amantadine is a medicine licensed to treat the flu, Parkinson's disease, and side effects from other drugs. This eMedTV segment covers amantadine uses in more detail, describes the possible side effects of the drug, and offers some dosing tips.
Apokyn is a dopamine agonist that helps relieve certain symptoms of Parkinson's disease. This page of the eMedTV Web site further describes this prescription medication and its uses, as well as dosing guidelines and potential side effects.
Artane is a medication used for treating Parkinson's disease and other similar conditions. This eMedTV resource discusses other uses, explains how the drug works, and lists some of the side effects that may occur with treatment.
Azilect is a Parkinson's disease medication available by prescription only. This page from the eMedTV library describes how Azilect works, explains when and how to take the medicine, and lists side effects that may occur during treatment.
Bromocriptine is a prescription drug used for treating type 2 diabetes, acromegaly, and other conditions. This eMedTV article explains how the medication works for these conditions, lists possible side effects, and offers dosing guidelines.
People who have certain health conditions may find it beneficial to use coenzyme Q10 supplements. This eMedTV page offers a detailed look at coenzyme Q10, including how it works, potential side effects, and what to tell your doctor before taking it.
Cogentin is commonly prescribed to treat Parkinson's disease and extrapyramidal symptoms. This eMedTV Web article describes how Cogentin works, explains when and how to take the medicine, lists side effects that may occur, and more.
Comtan is a prescription drug that is approved for treating Parkinson's disease. This article from the eMedTV site describes how Comtan works, explains when and how to take the drug, and lists potential side effects to look out for during treatment.
The Exelon Patch is used for the treatment of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's dementia. This eMedTV article describes this medication in more detail, explains how it works, and offers general dosing information for the drug.
Lodosyn is a drug used to treat Parkinson's disease and Parkinson-like symptoms due to other causes. This eMedTV resource explains how the drug works, describes the effects of Lodosyn, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Mirapex ER is a long-acting medication prescribed for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. This section of the eMedTV Web site provides a complete overview of this medicine, including details on how it works, safety precautions, side effects, and more.
Neupro can be used to treat Parkinson's disease or restless legs syndrome (RLS). This eMedTV Web selection presents more details on this medicated skin patch, with information on how it is used, possible side effects, safety concerns, and more.
Parcopa is a prescription medicine approved to treat Parkinson's disease and Parkinson-like symptoms. This eMedTV article contains an overview of Parcopa, including information on how this drug works, possible side effects, dosing tips, and more.
Pramipexole is a dopamine agonist prescribed to treat Parkinson's disease and RLS. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at this medication, including information on how it works, when and how to take it, and possible side effects.
Procyclidine is a prescription drug that can treat Parkinson's disease and certain movement disorders. This eMedTV article describes the medication in more detail, with information on how it works, potential side effects, and general precautions.
Requip XL is a drug prescribed to treat Parkinson's disease by stimulating certain receptors in the brain. This eMedTV article provides an overview of Requip XL, including information on how this drug works, possible side effects, dosing tips, and more.
Ropinirole is a dopamine agonist used to treat muscle rigidity and stiffness in diseases like Parkinson's. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at this medication, including its uses, dosing information, potential side effects, and more.
Selegiline is a medicine licensed to treat Parkinson's disease. This eMedTV resource explains how selegiline works to increase dopamine levels, lists potential side effects of the medication, and provides some tips on when and how to take the drug.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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