1. the levorotatory form of dopa (trade names Bendopa and Brocadopa and Larodopa); as a drug it is used to treat Parkinson's disease
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  • DDCIs limit conversion of levodopa to dopamine in peripheral tissues, which allows a greater proportion of the levodopa to enter the brain and minimizes its adverse side effects.
  • Dopamine agonists may be given in combination with levodopa to help maintain its beneficial effect, or sometimes on their own in the early stages.
  • Ziprasidone may antagonize the effects of levodopa and dopamine agonists.
  • Although treatment with the drug levodopa can restore almost normal movement in many patients with early Parkinson's Disease, the treatment gradually loses effectiveness as the disease progresses.
  • However, with the realisation that the response to levodopa in Parkinson's disease tends to wear off and in itself can produce dyskinesias, pallidotomy gained renewed acceptance as a treatment if the disease proved refractory.
  • Treatments for symptom relief: Drugs levodopa with carbidopa, anticholinergics, surgery and deep-brain stimulation Drug Concerns in Parkinson's
  • In the case of vitamin B6, treatment with levodopa alone often raises the levels of this vitamin, so co-supplementation is contraindicated.
  • Levodopa is considered better at treating motor control problems in Parkinson's patients but is also associated with side effects such as dyskinesia (involuntary movements), and the effectiveness of the drug can wear off over time. Medlogs - Recent stories
  • Although levodopa remains the optimal treatment for Parkinson's disease, ropinirole provides similar improvements in functional abilities while minimising abnormal involuntary movements.
  • Often patients are given prescriptions for levodopa, or L-dopa, which is converted into dopamine by enzymes in the brain. THE MEDICAL NEWS
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