150-Year-Old-Drug May Reduce 'Off Time' In Parkinsons Patients

Wochit Headline News - April 21, 2017

An old standby drug seems to help patients with advanced Parkinson's disease through the difficult times when their usual medication stops working As the movement disorder progresses, the effectiveness of the usual drug, levodopa, wears off more quickly after each dose.

That can lead to so-called "off" times, which can result in stiffness and leave them immobilized until the levodopa kicks in again..

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