Antiparkinson’s drugs are medicines that relieve the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and Parkinsonism. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system. It affects the movement of the body. This disease develops gradually. It may start with a noticeable hand tremor in one hand.
The cause of this disease is unknown and there is no known cure. However, there are treatments to manage the symptoms and improve the quality of life.
Causes of Parkinson’s disease
A person with this disease has low levels of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is the chemical messenger in the brain. It also controls the body movements. Without this chemical, the neurons break down and die. The cause is unknown, but various factors may trigger this disease.
A specific genetic mutation may cause this disease
Exposure to toxic chemicals increases your chances from this disease.
Risk factors for Parkinson’s disease
Risk factors include:
Signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
Parkinson’s signs and symptoms may include:
Other symptoms are:
The adverse effect of the problem
This disease is often accompanied by other problems such as:
Preventive measures of Parkinson’s disease
Ways to prevent this disease is still a mystery. However, some research shows that caffeine may reduce the risk of having this disease.
Parkinson’s disease medicines
Parkinson medicine includes:
Parkinson’s disease diagnosis
Your doctor will diagnose based on your medical history, your signs and symptoms. Your doctor may also conduct several tests to rule out other conditions that may cause the symptoms.
Parkinson’s disease treatment
There is no cure for this disease. But there are treatments to help relieve the symptoms. Treatments include:
Requip XL (Ropinirole Hydrobromide) is an oral prescription medication used in treating Parkinson’s disease and restless legs syndrome. This drug belongs to the group of dopamine agonist. Dopamine is natural substances in the brain necessary for proper brain functioning. It helps the brain to control the body movements. It lowers shakiness and stiffness. It helps the body in controlling movements. It is used alone or in combination with other drugs.
Amantrel (Amantadine Hcl) is a drug prescribed to treat a variety of movement disorder. It’s a drug that treats uncontrollable muscle movements due Parkinson’s disease. Amantrel is also good at preventing and treating influenza A virus infections. It also prevents other symptoms connected with the disease.
Syncapone (Carbidopa Levodopa) is a prescription medication. It is used in treating the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. It is also used in treating Parkinson’s-like symptoms due to the swelling of the brain or nervous system injury because of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Pramipex (Pramipexole) is an anti-Parkinsonian medicine. Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative illness that affects the part of the brain that controls the movement. Pramipex is a dopamine antagonist used in treating the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Pramipex can improve the ability of the patient to move and decrease stiffness, shakiness, unsteadiness and slowed movement. It may also decrease the number of episodes of not being able to move or the “on-off syndrome”.
Syndopa Plus (Carbidopa Levodopa) is an anti-Parkinsonian medication. It is prescribed for treating the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease Parkinson’s -like symptoms such as muscle stiffness, spasms and shakiness that may develop after an injury to the nervous system and brain swelling. This medicine crosses the blood barrier in the brain.
Ropark (Ropinirole) is a prescription medication. It is an anti-Parkinsonian drug used to treat certain movement disorders. It is also used to treat moderate to severe restless legs syndromes or Ekbom syndrome. Ropark decreases shakiness, unsteadiness, stiffness. It helps improve your ability to move. It is used alone or with other medications in treating movement disorders.
Syndopa (Carbidopa Levodopa) is a medication used for treating Parkinson’s disease. It relieves symptoms of the disease like stiffness, tremors and etc. This medicine may also use as a combination with other drugs to treat other diseases. It is used to treat other symptoms such as: