As part of our new collection of Every Victory Counts® resources, we are excited to share a new best-in-class Parkinson’s Medication Guide.
Parkinson’s medication treatment is typically divided into motor and non-motor symptom categories. Using our robust online tool, you can learn about the different types of Parkinson’s medications, the names of common Parkinson’s medications, and the symptoms that can be managed by using these medications. You can search for medications by type and symptom, or via an alphabetical list.
Our Parkinson’s Medication Guide will help you explore medications for motor symptoms (such as carbidopa/levodopa, dopamine agonists, amantadine, and more), as well as medications that can help you manage non-motor symptoms including depression, anxiety, fatigue, constipation, and more.
There are many different classes of medications that offer options for people with mild to advanced symptoms. Treatment discoveries are also progressing at a rapid pace, and new medications are continually added to the growing list. Because of the variety of medication options, it’s essential that you communicate openly and regularly with your physician if your medications aren’t working or you’re interested in trying something new. A medication switch could be the key in going from feeling okay to feeling great.
The Medication Guide was edited by movement disorder specialist Aaron Haug, MD. Dr. Haug attended undergraduate at Creighton University and then earned his medical degree at the University of Kansas. He completed his neurology residency as well as a fellowship in movement disorders at the University of Colorado, including a year as Chief Resident. His medical interests include Parkinson’s, tremor, and other movement disorders, as well as deep brain stimulation (DBS) and botulinum toxin injections for the treatment of neurological conditions.
Explore the Medication Guide
For more resources in our new Every Victory Counts collection, check out our new online companion site here. Following the organization of the sixth edition of the Every Victory Counts manual, the supplemental content on this site is organized into three main sections. You will also find content about YOPD, women and Parkinson’s, living alone with Parkinson’s, and Parkinson’s research, as well as sections for Every Victory Counts worksheets, discussion guides, and audio recordings.