Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (Symptoms, Stages, Treatment, and Life Expectancy) Topic Guide

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (Symptoms, Stages, Treatment, and Life Expectancy) Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (Symptoms, Stages, Treatment, and Life Expectancy): Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a disease that causes the brain to degenerate, leading to problems with movement and balance, loss of cognitive function, memory, speech, and attention. This loss ultimately leads to dementia, and PSP usually affects those over 60. There is no treatment for this disease, the symptoms of which are sometimes similar to Parkinson Disease.

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

ropinirole (oral) Ropinirole (oral)

Ropinirole has some of the same effects as a chemical called dopamine, which occurs naturally in your body. Low levels of dopamine in the brain are associate...learn more »

pramipexole (oral) Pramipexole (oral)

Pramipexole has some of the same effects as a chemical called dopamine, which occurs naturally in your body. Low levels of dopamine in the brain are associat...learn more »

sertraline Sertraline

Sertraline is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Sertraline affects chemicals in the brain that ma...learn more »

levodopa Levodopa

Levodopa is a medication used to treat Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease is associated with low levels of a chemical called dopamine (doe PA meen) in ...learn more »

imipramine Imipramine

Imipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant. Imipramine affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced...learn more »

fluoxetine Fluoxetine

Fluoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressant. Fluoxetine affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause...learn more »

carbidopa Carbidopa

Carbidopa is used with levodopa to treat Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease is believed to be related to low levels of a chemical called dopamine (DOE ...learn more »

bupropion (oral) Bupropion (oral)

Bupropion is an antidepressant medication used to treat major depressive disorder and seasonal affective disorder. The Zyban brand of bupropion is use...learn more »

bromocriptine Bromocriptine

This medication guide provides information about the Cycloset brand of bromocriptine. Parlodel is another brand of bromocriptine that is not co...learn more »

amitriptyline Amitriptyline

Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant. Amitriptyline affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced...learn more »

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