Suggested as a supplement to Carbidopa-Levodopa and Ropinirole. the cost is outrageous and side effects are frightening. Comments would be greatly appreciates before I agree to this medication. Thank You Bettygio
@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member, if the Northera is for low blood pressure, ask your doctor about Midodrine. That's what I take and it's been around a long time so it's not so expensive. If I'm not mistaken (and if it's not for blood pressure I could be) Northera is a pretty new drug; came out maybe 2 years ago, so it's still under a patent, or whatever they're under. Also if you have a low bp you can try adding more salt to your diet, make sure you're well hydrated and try wearing orthopedic hose up to your knees or above. I'm telling you this based on the assumption it's blood pressure. Also you might put blocks under the head of your bed so you're raised about 30 degrees when you sleep. If it's not a blood pressure problem, then I withdraw my advice. Well, do stay hydrated.☺
I take Ropinirole. My tremors are gone.Unless I get stressed out. I highly recommend it.No side effects. But the other I cannot take. Bad side effects. I quit that one fast. If you have insurance Ropinirole is covered.
I take Ropinorol also. Seems to help me long with Carvidopa-Levadopa. Doctor wants me to take this Northera, but my drug plan will not pay the high cost. Thanks for replying. I'm very new at this and don't understand how "teams" are formed. Betty
I used to take Ropinorol but my neurologist was convinced it was making me spend too much money on clothes so he discontinued that and prescribed Entacapone instead which is working well. Fortunately l live in the UK so don't have to worry too much about cost of medication.