Parkinson's Disease

4,602 members with Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative brain disorder that affects movement. In Parkinson’s, cells in a certain part of the midbrain (the substantia nigra) begin to die. These cells produce dopamine, a chemical messenger (neurotransmitter) that helps to control body movement. As more dopamine-producing cells are damaged, symptoms begin to appear.

Top medications used by MediGuard members with this condition:

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Name Patients Severity
Rasagiline 22% Moderate
Carbidopa with Entacapone and Levodopa 22% Moderate
Selegiline 15% Moderate
Carbidopa / Levodopa 13% Moderate
Trihexyphenidyl 11% Moderate
Benztropine 6% Moderate
Amantadine 5% Moderate
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