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What are the best possible treatments for Parkinson s disease?

Sub: Drug Treatment for Parkinson s Disease What is of the counter Chemist name for purchase of the drug ? Drug Sinemet (Levodopa/Carbidopa). Levodopa (also called L-dopa) is the most commonly prescribed and most effective drug for controlling the symptoms of Parkinson s disease, particularly bradykinesia and rigidity. Levodopa is transported to the nerve cells in the brain that produce dopamine. It is then converted into dopamine for the nerve cells to use as a neurotransmitter.
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Hello.
I have read your message.
As you have mentioned, Levodopa -carbidopa combination is one of the best possible medical therapy.
However, one can always consider Deep Brain Stimulation surgery.
You will need to be evaluated by a team performing DBS to be sure whether you will benefit from the surgery and when to perform the surgery.
Best of luck, Dr Mittal
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