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What are the side effects and benefits of rasalect, amantrel and pramipex?

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What are the side effects of rasalect, Amantrel and pramipex?
What are their benefits?
Posted Tue, 28 Aug 2012 in Medicines and Side Effects
 
 
Answered by Dr. Mihail Iepure 59 minutes later
Hello,
Thank you for your query,
Each medicine mentioned by you are used to relieve symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and has many benefits but also and side effects. Their benefits are: decrease tremors, stiffness and impaired movement.
Amantrel side effects: dizziness, headaches, sleep disturbances, blurred vision, nausea, constipation.
Pramipexole side effects: visual abnormalities, decreased libido, insomnia, dizziness, nausea, malaise,
Rasagiline side effects: loss of hair, loss of appetite, gastrointestinal disturbances ( nausea, vomiting, diarrhea , constipation) headache, dizziness, decrease libido.
I believe that you are aware that a physician needs to be consulted before this medication is started for correct combination and dosage.

If you have additional queries, don’t hesitate to ask.

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Dr.Mihail
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Follow-up: What are the side effects and benefits of rasalect, amantrel and pramipex? 59 minutes later
Which medicine relieves a patient from bradykinesia, rigidity, tremors out of the three given medicine like Amantrel, Rasalect and Pramipex
 
 
Answered by Dr. Mihail Iepure 4 hours later
Hello,
Thanks for coming back,

The mainstay of treatment of bradykinesia is a drug called levo dopa. The medications that you have mentioned are used primarily in early stages of Parkinson's and would provide only some relief in treating bradykinesia, rigidity and tremor. The treatment and dose again would vary from person to person.

If you have additional queries ,don’t hesitate to ask.

Best Regards,


Dr.Mihail
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Follow-up: What are the side effects and benefits of rasalect, amantrel and pramipex? 16 hours later
Doctor
please let me know, specifically, out of these three given medicines i.e. Amantrel, Pramipex and Rasalect, which medicine is used for tremors, rigidity and bradykinesia and what will happen if the dosage of each of these medicine is reduced?

thank you
 
 
Answered by Dr. Mihail Iepure 5 hours later
Hello,
Thanks for writing back.
All these 3 drugs help in the early stages of Parkinson's. So each of them is active against tremor, bradykinesia and rigidity, although to a variable extent. These are motor problems and these drugs would be effective against all these motor disturbances seen in parkinson's.
Reducing the dose can potentially worsen the symptoms. However, the dosage needs to be decided by balancing both effects and side effects. That balancing exercise needs to be done by a neurologist with whom you're in touch.
If you have additional queries, don’t hesitate to ask.
Best Regards,
Dr.Mihail
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