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 (Symptoms, Stages, Treatment, and Life Expectancy) Topic Guide - Visuals

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (Symptoms, Stages, Treatment, and Life Expectancy) 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 m...learn more »

imipramine Imipramine

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

carbidopa Carbidopa

Carbidopa is used with another medicine called levodopa to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (stiffness, tremors, spasms, poor muscle control). Symp...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 us...learn more »

bromocriptine Bromocriptine

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

amitriptyline Amitriptyline

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

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