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Nausea and Neupro

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Hi, I'm newly diagnosed about 4 months ago.  Started on Azilect 1mg with little side effects, but it did not reduce tremor.  Dr. added Neupro 1mg patch.  It's been about 3 weeks and I still have chronic nausea (mild to moderate).  Will this go away?  And how long do we wait to find out of the addition of Neupro is helping?  Tremor is slightly reduced now. Thank you for any info.

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The side effect of nausea usually goes away in time, by about the first month or so. It usually decreases the longer you are on the medication. I usually recommend the 'start low and go slow" method of dosing when it comes to PD medications. This means that you start at a low dose and take the dose increases slowly as to avoid side effects. Since it does come in several strengths it is very easy to increase the dose with ease if need to control symptoms. I also recommend trying a medication for a period of at least 3 months, unless you have a reaction to the medication. This three months is a good trial period to find out if the medication is going to be effective and also allow for at least one dosage increase, if not two, over that three month period of time.

I hope this helps and please keep me posted.

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Cal,

If the nausea does get to the point of being unbearable, you may want to try an Over-the-counter product called Meclizine. It is an antihistamine that is used to reduce the effects of nausea, dizziness, vomiting, motion sickness, and vertigo. It may cause a small amount of drowsiness in some people, so I would recommend that if you try it for the first time you do so at night. This way you will know how your body will react to it. You will more than likely find it in the Motion Sickness isle of the drug store. If you are able to locate it, feel free to ask at the Pharmacy for help. I have seen it be successful in many patients.

I hope this helps and please feel free to keep me posted.

 

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