medication

Diagnosed with pd 5 yrs. ago.taking requip and azilect. do they cotain lavodopa?

Dr. Sanchez-Ramos said...

No, they don’t contain levodopa. Azilect is a drug that inhibitis one step in the breakdown of levodopa and dopamine. Requip is a drug that mimics dopamine. Levodopa is the natural precursor to dopamine. All these agents work to enhance dopaminergic neurotransmission which in turn improves some signs and symptoms of PD.