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Suffering from parkinson's disease. Dosage of dopamine to be taken?

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Posted on Thu, 14 Feb 2013 in Brain and Spine
Question: I feel that my wife who has parkinsons may be overdosing with dopamine, although she may be taking the prescribed dosage
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Answered by Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar 37 minutes later
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

I understand your concerns regarding your wife's probable overdose of the prescription medication. Now, in order to understand the situation better, can you please clarify the following...

- what dose of dopamine has been prescribed?
- what dose do you think she is probably taking?
- what signs of overdose or abuse do you notice?

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Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
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