Levodopa and Parkinson’s Disease When prescribed, levodopa is extremely effective in treating the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD)...see more and is embraced by many with PD. Many individuals see using Levodopa as a vital ingredient in maintaining movement and quality of life. It is the most prescribed medication for PD and has been the mainstay […]
The challenges of levodopa dosing and food intake I receive many Ask the Doctor questions about food intake and...see more levodopa ingestion, and I know it’s a tough balance for many. Instructions on how best to take levodopa can seem contradictory. On one hand, people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are told to separate levodopa from food […]
How carbidopa/levodopa is used to treat Parkinson’s disease symptoms Loss of neurons in the brain that use dopamine to...see more communicate is one of the hallmark features of Parkinson’s disease (PD), causing slowness, stiffness, tremor and balance problems. Replacing the brain’s dopamine is therefore one of the key treatment strategies to help improve the motor symptoms […]
Understanding CBD People with PD are eager to find alternative methods to help their symptoms, leading many of these patients...see more to look into whether other therapies, such as medical marijuana, also known as medical cannabis, can be useful. Previously, I wrote a blog on medical marijuana and PD which you may find interesting. More recently, I […]
I’m so thankful to those of you who submit potential topics for my blog as it helps me understand...see more what you would like to know more about. A frequent topic that I am asked about is symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) that are caused by medications. So today, I will address drug-induced parkinsonism. Common symptoms […]
The FDA recently approved Flourodopa...see more F18 (F-Dopa), a radioactive tracer for positron emission tomography (PET) that can help visualize the nerve endings of dopaminergic neurons. It can be used to help in the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other parkinsonian […]
Dr. Gilbert explores the particular concerns of undergoing surgery for people with Parkinson's disease.
Data analysis, prescriptions trends and the risk of Parkinson’s disease It is incredibly important when taking any medication(s) to...see more be aware of potential interactions with other drugs or supplements you may also be taking. It can be confusing, especially if you’re taking more than one medication and/or dealing with more than one ailment or disease […]
Repurposed medications to treat Parkinson’s Disease Repurposing medications is a process by which medications already approved by the Food...see more and Drug Administration (FDA) for one reason are tested and shown to work for another purpose. One great example of this is the use of Amantadine for Parkinson’s disease (PD). Amantadine was first approved for the […]
Dr. Gilbert gives in-depth answers to common questions that many ask with regards...see more to carbidopa/levodopa treatment for Parkinson’s disease.