Parkinson's Disease: Symptoms and Test Topic Guide

Parkinson's Disease Parkinson's Disease : Parkinson's Disease (PD) is a degenerative disorder of the brain. It mainly affects movements of the body. Severe cognitive impairments associated with PD are a form of dementia. Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease Dementia include various types of cognitive impairment, such as loss of decision-making ability, disorientation in familiar surroundings, inflexibility to adapting changes, and more. The condition is diagnosed via neuropsychological testing. Various classes of prescription medications are used to treat the condition.

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Parkinson's Disease Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

rasagiline Rasagiline

Rasagiline is used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease (stiffness, tremors, spasms, poor muscle control). Rasagiline is sometimes used with another med...learn more »

galantamine Galantamine

Galantamine improves the function of nerve cells in the brain. It works by preventing the breakdown of a chemical called acetylcholine (ah see til KO leen). ...learn more »

rivastigmine transdermal Rivastigmine Transdermal

Rivastigmine transdermal (skin patch) is used to treat mild to moderate dementia caused by Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease...learn more »

rivastigmine Rivastigmine

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia caused by Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease...learn more »

citalopram (oral) Citalopram (oral)

Citalopram is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

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quetiapine Quetiapine

Quetiapine is an antipsychotic medicine that is used to treat schizophrenia in adults and children who are at least 13 years old...learn more »

donepezil (oral) Donepezil (oral)

Donepezil is used to help improve mental function in people with Alzheimer's disease...learn more »

olanzapine (injection) Olanzapine (injection)

Olanzapine is an antipsychotic medication that affects chemicals in the brain...learn more »

olanzapine Olanzapine

Olanzapine is an antipsychotic medication that affects chemicals in the brain...learn more »

carbidopa and levodopa Carbidopa And Levodopa

Carbidopa and levodopa is a combination medicine used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease, such as muscle stiffness, tremors, spasms, and poor muscle co...learn more »

risperidone (oral) Risperidone (oral)

Risperidone is a antipsychotic medicine that works by changing the effects of chemicals in the brain...learn more »

fluoxetine Fluoxetine

Fluoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressant. Fluoxetine affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people wi...learn more »

clozapine Clozapine

Clozapine is an antipsychotic medicine works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain...learn more »

desipramine Desipramine

Desipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant. Desipramine affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression...learn more »

nortriptyline Nortriptyline

Nortriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant. Nortriptyline affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression...learn more »