Parkinson's Medication

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Parkinson's Medication
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  1. Mirapex
    Dopamine agonist
  2. Requip
    Dopamine agonists
  3. Apokyn--injectable
    Dopamine agonist
  4. Sinemet (Carbidopa, Levodopa)
    • Dopamine agonist
    • *most common and most effective
    • *combination drug
    • *less expensive that other dopamine agents
    • *long  use leads to dyskinesia
  5. Eldepryl
    MAO-B inhibitor
  6. Deprenyl
    MAO-B inhibitor
  7. Azilect
    MAO-B inhibitor
  8. Parlodel
    • Dopamine receptor antagoinst~used to promote the release of dopamin, when other drugs are no longer effective, may also be used with Sinemet
    • *Contributes to falls in the elderly
    • *Orthostatic hypotension
  9. Symmetrel
    • Antiviral that has anti-Parkinson's benefits
    • *May contribute to falls in elderly
    • *Orthostatic hypotension
  10. Cogentin
    Anticholinergic~blocks cholinergic activity in the CNS. Rarely drug of choice
  11. Comtan
    COMT inhibitor
  12. Stalevo
    COMT Inhibitor
  13. COMT inhibitor
    • Prevents breakdown of dopamine
    • *May experience drug tolerance
  14. Dopamine agonist
    • Activate dopamine receptors and stimulate dopamine production
    • *Most effective 3-5 years of use
  15. MAO-B inhibitors
    • Conserve dopamine by preventing it from being destroyed
    • *May cause orthostatic hypotension
    •    -Sit on edge of bed, get up slowly etc.
    • * Avoid foods, beverages and drugs that contain tyramine (cheese and aged, smoked or cured foods and sausage)
    • *Red wine and beer should be avoided to prevent life threatening hypertension
    • *May experience -Hallucinations, drowsiness, sleepiness
  16. Zoloft
    Anti-depressant
  17. Prozac
    Anti-depressant
  18. Lexapro
    Anti-depressant
  19. Surmontil
    Anti-depressant
  20. Ativan
    Anti-anxiety
  21. Xanax
    Anti-anxiety

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