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Question about sufficiency of medical treatment
mirage_sager posted:
I am a 61-year-old man who was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease one year ago with first degree symptoms (trembling of the right hand, slight difficulty swallowing). I was perscribed Sifrol Pramipexol and I take it once a day. Is the medication enough for this stage, or is there anything else I should be taking?
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Mark A Stacy, MD responded:
Dear, mirage_sager,
Pramipexole is a common medication used in treating symptoms of PD. There are two formulations. One is a once daily formulation, Sifrol ER, and the other is a formulation that is taken 2-4 x daily.

The recommended dose range for either is 0.75 - 6.0 mg/d. If you are at a dosage below 0.75 mg, you may wish to ask your doctor about whether an increase is needed.

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