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#1 Andrea Barbieri

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 10:20 AM

My mother is comatose after a pulmonary embolism. After that parkinson' drugs have been reduced and doctors stopped rasaginile (Azilect) and Pramipexole (Mirapexin). So now she's feeded with levodopa (madopar 200+50 mg 4 times day; sirio twice day).
Because of she's always comatose (eye open, speechless, do not interact, ect), is anyone familiar with interaction between sudden drugs reduction and coma?
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#2 Dr. Okun

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 01:25 PM

This is hard to judge as the mental status change could be due to lack of oxygen to the brain and other issues. I think replacing sinemet/madopar is a good idea. Maybe some more details can help us sort this out.
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