Cure for Parkinson's disease
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Which drugs are used in Parkinson's disease?
The main method of treatment used in the case of Parkinson's disease is drug therapy. Dopamine is a chemical from the group of neurotransmitters, the lack of which caused the symptoms of the disease. For this reason, the replenishment of this element is the main goal of drug treatment. Invalidusername the nature of the symptoms indicates the necessity of application of such therapy. The use of pharmaceutical funds is required when symptoms of Parkinson's disease cause violations of the daily life of the patient.
Specific medicines prescribed by the doctor. Symptoms, age, presence of allergic reactions all influence the selection of medicines. After all, they can be not only an effective tool in the fight against manifestations of the disease, but also cause side effects. Since the preparations are interdependent, can potentiate each other, it is necessary to determine the most suitable combination.
Effectively control the symptoms of Parkinson's disease Levodopa allows. For a long time it was used in the early stages of disease development. The drug remains popular, but less used than before. This is due to the fact that large doses of Levodopa with a long reception cause difficult to remove disorders in the motor skills. Currently widely used dopamine agonists. Replace can Pramipexole Levodopa and Ropinirole. They are also used to combat the first symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Thus avoiding receiving Levodopa, it is possible to prevent problems with motor skills. However, dopamine agonists have other side effects and cause some complications.
While it is not known what drugs are more effective in the treatment of Parkinson's disease early in its development. To aid Levodopa resort due to the fact that this drug efficiently eliminates the first symptoms of the disease. However, chronic administration disturbed motility, which is then difficult to regain. Dopamine agonists are not as effective for monitoring and mitigating the manifestations of Parkinson's disease, but less harmful tobody. For this reason, Levodopa is recommended only for older patients.
As a quick-acting agonist of dopamine can choose Apomorphine. It is also called Apocynum and use in case of emergency, for example, when a patient with Parkinson's disease loses the mobility of the limb. Decrease in the locomotor activity, paralysis of the muscles – all this helps to eliminate subcutaneous injection of Apomorphine. the drug caused temporary difficulties movements, has a gentle effect on the body and allows you to abandon the regular use of strong medicines. In the result, it is possible to avoid jerking, which is a possible complication of drug therapy, e.g. Levodopa.
The patient should inform the doctor about the pain, the discomfort. It is necessary to make the correct combination and to determine dosage, time to adjust the set of drugs used for drug therapy. Oral means by reducing its effectiveness over time, which requires increasing dose. Instead, you can regularly take Levodopa and a Dopamine Agonist, occasionally making Apomorphine. In some patients Apomorphine can cause nausea, so it is recommended to drink with him anti-nausea drugs.
Drug therapy in the early stages of Parkinson's disease
Selection of medicines is carried out in accordance with the stage of development of the disease.
In the case of Parkinson's disease in the initial stages used the following drugs:
- Levodopa in combination with Carbidopa;
- Inhibitors catechin-O-methyltransferase;
Side effects of drug therapy in Parkinson's diseaseThe use of different drugs has not only a therapeutic effect. There are various side effects. To minimize the risk of exerting adverse effects on the patient, the drug is small doses, increased if necessary. Treatment is usually with a single drug. Itallows you to know exactly whether the changes in the health of the patient with increasing and changing doses or not. It may give the impression that the medication does not have much action. However, in most cases, when you refuse to use it the symptoms of Parkinson's disease are more severe.
When medical therapy is crucial even a combination of this drug with food. Protein products significantly reduce the effectiveness of the funds. Therefore it is not recommended to take the drug along with the meat, cheese, cottage cheese.
Fluctuation motility is another possible side effects, provide drugs against Parkinson's disease. It manifests itself in the form of sudden reaction or dyskinesia, which involves involuntary twitching.
Supplementation in Parkinson's disease can cause drowsiness. This effect is often referred to as "sleep attack". The patient can not cope with overwhelming desire to sleep, and it can happen at any time, e.g. while driving a car. Before you start taking the drug, you should consult with your doctor about the likelihood of side effects.
Some patients also appear unusual for them in normal condition inclinations. Someone loses control, gambling, making an unplanned purchase, someone observed inappropriate sexual activity. Noticing the strange behavior of the patient, the family should contact his doctor. Proper and timely treatment will help to overcome the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.