I had mentioned the drug before which was a one pill slow release Amantadine which is called Gocovri, which is being used to treat dyskinesia It has been approved by the FDA. It is for those who experience side effects from amantadine now have another option. The second drug is Exenatide, a medication used to manage diabetes. Primary outcome was an improvement in motor symptoms and may slow the progression of PD. All information was taken from the… read more
My husband (a dr. of psychopharmacology who dealt with patients with PD over his 38 year medical practice) has PD and has recently researched the drug Exenatide (also the one referenced in the Michael J Fox Foundation). He has found two issues: side effects related to pancreatitis and also kidney function. Secondly, it is not covered by drug plans for PD. Cost would be $700 per month. He is checking with his dr as these side effects would be risky for him. There has only been one study on Exenatide. To me, if the doctor clears him for it, we’d find the money.
He researched the other drugs mentioned. Sorry to say that They are about 5-10 years away from possibility for humans. He hasn’t found any evidence that they have started trials on humans. Still in animal testing phase.
On a positive note, his daily vigorous exercise has been a major change in his flexibility. Now he actually looks better than he feels.
I have read about the extremely promissing drug "anle138b" which is expected to be marketed some time in future. Developed by German Researchers(UCal/San Diego also involved), this drug has game changing scope wit several Diseases.. I hope this drug will soon be available ! Does anyone has more Information on the current Status ?
I also read about a drug "LAG3", recently. Has anyone more Information ?
I've been following with a great deal of interest the developing information on angiogenesis. Zhittya Regenerative medicine is floating this boat and their information makes a strong common sense argument for an actual cure for PD. I'm usually pretty skeptical, but this stuff is fascinating.
I get low blood pressure after sitting or lying down, or even exercising rapidly, then walking over to another area of gym. I only take 3 1/2 carbidopa-Levodopas all day: 1 in the AM 1 around 2:45 PM and 1 to 1 1/2 at 9:30 PM. The other night after sitting over an hour and getting up off balance it was 88/55
You can get the Parkinson's Report by becoming a member of the Parkinson's Foundation. A donation of $25.00 works. It is well worth it as the money goes to research for PD and providing informational materials for those who request it.