Management of Parkinson's disease

Sellbach, Annabelle and Silburn, Peter (2012) Management of Parkinson's disease. Australian Prescriber, 35 6: 183-188.

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Author Sellbach, Annabelle
Silburn, Peter
Title Management of Parkinson's disease
Journal name Australian Prescriber   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0312-8008
Publication date 2012-12
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 35
Issue 6
Start page 183
End page 188
Total pages 6
Place of publication Deakin, ACT, Australia
Publisher National Prescribing Service
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Parkinson’s disease has a wide variety of motor and non-motor symptoms. Treatment aims to control the patient’s symptoms by replenishing the dopaminergic system with levodopa or dopamine agonists. Monoamine oxidase B inhibitors are also effective first-line drugs. Keeping symptoms under continual control early in the course of the disease may have beneficial effects as Parkinson’s disease progresses. Therapy is tailored to each patient’s response to the drugs and their ability to tolerate them. Limited responses of motor and many non-motor symptoms may require the addition of other treatments. The adverse effects of drugs used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease are usually reversible. Symptom fluctuations in response to regular medication are an indication for specialist referral.
Keyword Dopamine agonists
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors
Q-Index Code CX
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Institutional Status UQ

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