One of the treatments the physicians at Northwest Neurological may prescribe for patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease is called Duopa.
Duopa is a prescription medicine used for treatment of motor fluctuations in advanced Parkinson's disease. Duopa is not a pill. It is a gel form, called a suspension, of carbidopa and levodopa. Duopa is delivered continuously by a pump into your intestines for up to 16 hours daily.
In the above video, you can watch a patient with advanced Parkinson’s disease whose medication kicks in and wears off. When medication kicks in, his movement is better, and when medication wears off, his movement is slower and more difficult. Starting treatment with the Duopa pump provides continuous dopamine stimulation and more normal movement.
In this second video, Dr. Jason Aldred joins a patient on guitar to demonstrate the amazing turnaround experienced after Duopa treatment!
Our third video has Dr. Aldred discussing the history, details, and benefits of Duopa therapy for people suffering from Parkinson's disease. Conducted with Sarah Jones, MPA, from the Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance.
Speak to your healthcare provider to learn more about Duopa treatment.