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Suggest medication for advanced Parkinson's disease

My husband has chronic high blood pressure. He takes clonidine but it knocks him out. He has taken Diovan, but it does not work. Currently he is taking Lisinopril and HCTZ. 60 mg of Lisinopril a day and 25 mg. of HCTZ.
Family Dr. prescribed a Calcium Channel Blocker ,but I am hesitant to put him on that medication.
He has advanced Parkinson's disease, a feeding tube ( mainly used for meds).


Thu, 13 Apr 2017
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Hello!

Welcome on HCM!

I read carefully your question and would explain that calcium channel blockers can cause aggravation of Parkinson's Disease.

For this reason, I would recommend avoiding them and considering other possible antihyperntesive drugs like Methyldopa, or Moxonidine. '
You should discuss with his doctor on the above issues.

Hope to have been helpful!
Best wishes, Dr. Aida
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Suggest medication for advanced Parkinson's disease

Hello! Welcome on HCM! I read carefully your question and would explain that calcium channel blockers can cause aggravation of Parkinson s Disease. For this reason, I would recommend avoiding them and considering other possible antihyperntesive drugs like Methyldopa, or Moxonidine. You should discuss with his doctor on the above issues. Hope to have been helpful! Best wishes, Dr. Aida