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After a year taking Amantadine his parkinsonism worsens, andhis mobility is poor: he is finding it difficult to get to workon the bus.

  • What other drug treatment might you consider?
        • Anticholinergics
        • Sinemet/Madopar
        • Selegiline
    • Are there any problems with these drugs? How might you overcome them?
      • Dry mouth
      • Nausea
      • Blurred vision
      • Anorexia
      • Vomiting
      • Urinary retention
      • Hypotension
      • Constipation
      • Confusion
      • Confusion
      • Hypotension
      • Dyskinesia
      • Dystonic reactions
      • Reduce dose
      • On-off Phenomenon
      • Build dose up
      • Stop drug
      • Monitor for Post-dose bradykinesia
      • More frequent Smaller doses Add Selegiline – reduce dose by one third
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