Patients’ Pain Spikes During Levodopa ‘Off’ Periods, Study Finds

Patients’ Pain Spikes During Levodopa ‘Off’ Periods, Study Finds

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Patients’ Pain Spikes During Levodopa ‘Off’ Periods, Study Finds

People with Parkinson’s disease experienced significantly more pain during periods without levodopa therapy, a small study concluded. This finding suggests that the presence, or worsening, of pain could might alert doctors to the need to adjust or review current medication use in this patient population. The study, “Effect of medication withdrawal on pain in Parkinson’s disease patients — an observational study based on a sample of patients without antiparkinsonian medications,” was published in the journal Revista…

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