MEETS: Reform Temple of Forest Hills
71- 11 112 th Street
Forest Hills, New York
1st Monday Monthly 3:00-5:00pm
Weekly in Briarwood, New York
December 6, 2006
Community Health Forum on Parkinson Disease, 3:00-5:00p.m
Drug interactions can thwart Parkinson’s treatment
By Travis Sonnett, PharmD Medications benefit us in many ways.But some medications, prescription and over-the-counter, can interfere with those taken for Parkinson’s. Carbidopa/levodopa, otherwise known as Sinemet®, is commonly usedto treat Parkinson’s disease.
Sinemet® works by increasing the amount of dopamine in the brain so as to decrease tremor, stiffness and rigidity. (Sinemet® should not be taken with a high-protein meal because protein may interfere with absorption of the drug—though this may be more a problem for individuals with severe on/off activity.) Read more
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Esther speaks about Queens Parkinson Support Group.