L-dopa

What is L-dopa?

L-DOPA (L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine) is a chemical that is made and used as part of the normal biology of humans.L-DOPA is the precursor to the neurotransmitters dopamine, norepinephrine (noradrenaline), and epinephrine (adrenaline) collectively known as catecholamines.As a drug it is used in the clinical treatment of Parkinson's disease and dopamine-responsive dystonia.

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My father is having parkinson for the past 17 yrs. He is now 73. The following are the drugs he is taking Syndopa 110 = 6Am-10AM-2PM-6PM Syndoppa...

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All these symptoms that you have listed are mostly related to parkinson's disease itself....

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Hello!Doc my mother aged 72 was diagonised with Parkinsons in the first week of Jan 2013 and since then has been on the drug Syndopa plus.But have...

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Thank you for posting your query.

Syndopa plus is a good medication for treating Parkinson's disease (PD). However, several side effects are...

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Parkinson's tremor and muscle cramps. Meds not working part of the time, primarily carbo/dopa both regular and slow release. any ideas other than...

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You seem to have long standing parkinson's disease. Later into the illness L-dopa/carbidopa starts failing, fluctuations and abnormal...

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