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How can safinamide (Xadago) help with treating Parkinson's disease?

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Safinamide (Xadago) is an add-on medicine that may be prescribed when people taking levdopoa and carbidopa have a breakthrough of Parkinson’s symptoms that were previously under control. Studies show that adding this drug helps individuals experience longer times with reduced or no symptoms. The most common side effects are trouble falling or staying asleep, nausea, falls, and uncontrolled, involuntary movements.

SOURCES: 

Journal of the American Medical Association

American Academy of Family Physicians. 

National Parkinson Foundation. 

American Parkinson Disease Foundation. 

Parkinson's UK: "Wearing Off and Dyskinesia."

Teva Pharmaceuticals Inc.

FDA. "FDA approves drug to treat Parkinson’s disease."  

Reviewed by Neil Lava on January 20, 2019

SOURCES: 

Journal of the American Medical Association

American Academy of Family Physicians. 

National Parkinson Foundation. 

American Parkinson Disease Foundation. 

Parkinson's UK: "Wearing Off and Dyskinesia."

Teva Pharmaceuticals Inc.

FDA. "FDA approves drug to treat Parkinson’s disease."  

Reviewed by Neil Lava on January 20, 2019

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