Treatments for Parkinson's Disease

Below is a listing of treatments and therapies for Parkinson's. Click on one to read more information or connect with others currently using it.

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Apokyn (Apomorphine)

Overview
Apokyn is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2004 to treat intermittent “off” episodes in people with advanced Parkinson’s Disease. Apokyn is also referred to by... read more

Artane (Trihexyphenidyl)

Overview
Artane is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1949 to treat motor symptoms in all forms of Parkinsonism. Artane is often prescribed to younger people with Parkins... read more

Azilect (Rasagiline)

Overview
Azilect is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006 to treat motor symptoms in people with Parkinson’s Disease. Azilect may be prescribed as a monotherapy to peop... read more

Clinical trials

Overview
Depending on several factors, you may be eligible to participate in clinical trials studying new treatments for Parkinson’s disease or Parkinsonism. Eligibility may be based on specifics of your condi... read more

Cogentin (Benztropine Mesylate)

Overview
Cogentin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1954 to treat motor symptoms in all forms of Parkinsonism. Cogentin is often prescribed to younger people with Par... read more

Comtan (Entacapone)

Overview
Comtan is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1999. Comtan is prescribed as an adjunct (add-on) drug to Levodopa/Carbidopa if the latter drugs begin to lose effec... read more

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Overview
People with Parkinson’s Disease whose motor symptoms are debilitating and cannot be controlled with medications, or whose side effects from medications are severe, may be candidates for Deep Brain Sti... read more

Duopa (Levodopa/Carbidopa)

Overview
Duopa is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2015 to treat fluctuating motor symptoms in those with advanced Parkinson’s Disease. Duopa may be prescribed if your ... read more

Eldepryl (Selegiline)

Overview
Eldepryl is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1989 to treat motor symptoms in people with Parkinson’s Disease. Eldepryl may be prescribed as a monotherapy to pe... read more

Exelon (Rivastigmine)

Overview
Exelon is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000 to treat mild to moderate dementia in people with Parkinson’s Disease. Exelon may also be prescribed to treat D... read more

Exercise

Overview
Exercise can help everyone stay healthy and feel their best. For people with Parkinson’s, exercise offers important additional benefits. Getting regular exercise can reduce motor symptoms of Parkinson... read more

Gocovri (Amantadine)

Overview
Gocovri is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat dyskinesia (movement disorder) in people with Parkinson’s disease who are also receiving Levodopa-based thera... read more

Levodopa/Carbidopa

Overview
Together, Levodopa and Carbidopa form a combination prescription drug originally approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1975. Levodopa/Carbidopa is used to treat motor symptoms of Parki... read more

Medical marijuana

Overview
Some people with Parkinson’s use medical marijuana as a complementary therapy to treat symptoms including pain, mood problems, and sleep disorders.

It is vital to inform your doctor of all treatme... read more

Mirapex (Pramipexole)

Overview
Mirapex is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1997 to treat motor symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. Mirapex is also referred to by its drug name, pramipexole.

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Mirapex ER (Pramipexole)

Overview
Mirapex ER is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010 to treat motor symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. Mirapex ER is also referred to by its drug name, pramipexol... read more

Neupro (Rotigotine Transdermal System)

Overview
Neupro is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2007 to treat motor symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. Neupro is also referred to by its drug name, Rotigotine.

Ne... read more

Northera (Droxidopa)

Overview
Northera is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2014 to treat orthostatic hypotension (dizziness upon standing up) in people with Parkinson’s Disease. Northera is... read more

Nuplazid (Pimavanserin)

Overview
Nuplazid is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson’s disease. Nuplazid is also known by its ... read more

Nutrition

Overview
Like everyone else, people with Parkinson’s feel their best when they consistently eat a healthy, balanced diet. There is no specific diet for Parkinson’s, but following certain guidelines can ensure ... read more

Parcopa (Levodopa/Carbidopa)

Overview
Parcopa is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2004 to treat motor symptoms of Parkinsonism caused by Parkinson’s Disease, encephalitis, or exposure to carbon mon... read more

Requip (Ropinirole)

Overview
Requip is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1997 to treat motor symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. Requip is also referred to by its drug name, ropinirole.

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Rytary (Levodopa/Carbidopa)

Overview
Rytary is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2015 to treat motor symptoms of Parkinsonism caused by Parkinson’s Disease, encephalitis, or exposure to carbon mono... read more

Selegiline (Eldepryl, Zelapar)

Overview
Selegiline is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1989 to treat motor symptoms in people with Parkinson’s Disease. Selegiline may be prescribed as a monotherapy t... read more

Seroquel (Quetiapine)

Overview
Seroquel is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of schizophrenia. Seroquel is also known by its drug name, Quetiapine. Seroquel is sometimes prescr... read more

Sinemet (Levodopa/Carbidopa)

Overview
Sinemet is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1975 to treat motor symptoms of Parkinsonism caused by Parkinson’s Disease, encephalitis, or exposure to carbon mon... read more

Stalevo (Levodopa/Carbidopa/Entacapone)

Overview
Stalevo is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2003 to treat motor symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. Stalevo is often prescribed in cases of advanced Parkinson’s D... read more

Symmetrel (Amantadine)

Overview
Symmetrel is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1976 for treating motor symptoms associated with all forms of Parkinsonism. Symmetrel is sometimes prescrib... read more

Tasmar (Tolcapone)

Overview
Tasmar is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1998. Tasmar is prescribed as an adjunct (add-on) drug to Levodopa/Carbidopa if the latter drugs begin to lose effec... read more

Xadago (Safinamide)

Overview
Xadago is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an add-on medication to treat Parkinson’s disease. Xadago is indicated for people who are taking Levodopa/Carbidopa ... read more

Zelapar (Selegiline)

Overview
Zelapar is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1989 to treat motor symptoms in people with Parkinson’s Disease. Zelapar may be prescribed as a monotherapy to peop... read more

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