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Aricept and parkinsons


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#1 shirley2

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:43 AM

Dear Dr Okun

Has Aricept successfully been used for parkinsons disease with no major side effects
I am desperately trying to stop my freezing so that I can walk again.

Once again I want to thank you for your advice.

#2 Dr. Okun

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:28 AM

There are small number of patients where Aricept improves attention and helps walking in PD. In my own patients I have not been impressed, but I have heard stories of successes. The side effect profile is the same as in Alzheimer's (watch for nausea, sleepiness, and slowing heart rate among others).
Michael S. Okun, M.D.
Author of the Amazon Bestseller Parkinson's Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life
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UF Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration
Read More about Dr. Okun at: http://movementdisor...hael-s-okun-md/
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or his parkinsonsecrets.com blog for treatment tips




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