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What drugs can slow the progression of Parkinson's disease?

No single drug has been proven to slow the progression of Parkinson's disease. However, doctors have a number of drugs that can help reduce symptoms of Parkinson's and enhance a person's quality of life. Each person with Parkinson's has different symptoms, so not all drugs work the same way.

MAO-B inhibitors and antioxidants are believed to be helpful but haven’t yet been proven effective. Drugs that increase uric acid levels are currently being studied as a Parkinson's treatment. Researchers also are studying adenosine A2A antagonists (which are similar to caffeine), iron chelation (removal of excess iron) and a class of drugs called mGluR5 antagonists.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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