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

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Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar


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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
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?

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
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