Movement disorders

Vigilance required for anticholinergic drugs in Parkinson patients

The potential for inappropriate medication prescribing in patients with Parkinson disease and dementia has been highlighted in a US study. Concurrent prescribing of a high potency anticholinergic medication and an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor (ACHEI) such as donepezil was common but should be a ‘never’ event due to their opposing pharmacologic effects, it found. And people with ...

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