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Levodopa: The Drug of Choice for Parkinson’s Disease


Levodopa appeared 50 years ago. However, doctors still consider it their first choice for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. In fact, it’s the most potent drug available for the treatment of this condition. It even reduces the mortality rate among sufferers of Parkinson’s. Levodopa, or L-Dopa, is the metabolic precursor to dopamine. It treats dopaminergic deficiency. This is one of the main symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Doctors usually prescribe it in combination with the compound of carbidopa. This is because the combination of the two compounds provides better results than levodopa alone. In fact, it achieves better and longer-lasting plasma…

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Chantal Maille
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