4.9 Drugs used in Parkinsonism & Related Disorders

People with suspected PD should be referred quickly and untreated to a specialist with expertise in the differential diagnosis of this condition.

NICE CG35  Parkinson's disease: Diagnosis and management in primary and secondary care Jun 06

4.9.1 Dopaminergic drugs used in Parkinsonism
1st        CO-CARELDOPA (Sinemet)       
1st     CO-BENELDOPA (Madopar)     
1st     PRAMIPEXOLE (Yellow)     
2nd     APOMORPHINE (Amber)    
2nd     BROMOCRIPTINE (Yellow)    
2nd     ROPINIROLE (Yellow)    
2nd     ROPINIROLE XL (Yellow)    
2nd     ROTIGOTINE (Yellow)     
3rd     CABERGOLINE (Yellow)    
Monoamine-oxidase-B inhibitors
        RASAGILINE (Yellow)     

Catechol-O-methyltransferase inhibitors

        ENTACAPONE (Amber)    (inc Stalevo) 

4.9.2 Antimuscarinic drugs used in Parkinsonism


4.9.3 Drugs used in essential tremor, chorea, tics and related disorders

        TETRABENAZINE (Yellow)    Tetrabenazine is used in the treatment of movement disorders due to Huntington's disease 


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