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Posted 26 March 2008 - 03:40 PM

The nursing home is crushing meds given to my mother. Is there any difference in the effect of regular Sinemet(25/100) given whole vs. crushed? Thank you.

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 11:20 AM

Yes, the onset of action and length it will work will be different when you crush meds. A lot of times the dosing can be reworked so that crushing is possible.

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 01:07 PM

Dear Dr. with reference to the crushed Sinemet, my husband took his for 12 years by mouth and the last 5 years has had a feeding tube and have crushed it as he is unable to swallow now. I was always told that it worked faster getting to the stomach in the tube but can you tell me what other differences there are. Thank you.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 12:30 PM

You are absolutely correct; faster action, may last a shorter time between doses.

Michael S. Okun, M.D.

Author of Amazon Kindle and Paperback 10 Breakthrough Therapies for Parkinson's Disease
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 12:31 PM

You are absolutely correct; faster action, may last a shorter time between doses.

Michael S. Okun, M.D.

Author of Amazon Kindle and Paperback 10 Breakthrough Therapies for Parkinson's Disease
Author of the Amazon Bestseller Parkinson's Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life
National Medical Director | NPF
UF Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration
Read More about Dr. Okun at: http://movementdisor...hael-s-okun-md/
or Visit Parkinson's Disease treatment and research blogs at:
NPF's What's Hot in Parkinson's disease
or his parkinsonsecrets.com blog for treatment tips





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