Parkinson’s disease progression is slow and medication can effectively manage disease symptoms with the right dosage.
Especially in the first few years, the goal of your treatment is to bring you back to the state you were in pre-diagnosis. Medication must then help you maintain a good quality of life and your daily routine.
You are your neurologist’s main partner in finding the right combination of drugs and dosages for you. Get the most out of your visit by clearly communicating your daily goals, how the symptoms of the disease affect you, how you respond to your medications during the day and your daily challenges.
Medication effectiveness can change with time. You can manage these fluctuations with the help of your neurologist and improve their effectiveness by changing some of your habits.
All medication available has one or more of the following effects:
The type of medication and dosage varies per person and depends on your condition and symptom progression. Do not try to compare them with others who have the disease.
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