Expert Video - What medications are used to treat Parkinson’s disease? How do they work?

Expert neurologists discuss the main medications used to treat Parkinson’s disease (PD) and how they work: levodopa-carbidopa (or levodopa for short), dopamine agonists, and MAO-B inhibitors. The experts also describe the common side-effects that may be associated with these medications. It is crucial that Parkinson’s treatment decisions be made in consultation with your doctor.

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