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How can you take medicine for Parkinson's disease if swallowing is difficult?

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In most cases, you can crush your pills and mix them with applesauce or pudding. But crushing some drugs can affect how the drugs work. Ask your pharmacist which meds you can crush and which you can get as a liquid.

SOURCES:

National Parkinson Foundation: "Speech & Swallowing."

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: "Support and Caregiving."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Managing Your PD."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "What is Parkinson's Disease?"

Reviewed by Neil Lava on August 04, 2017

SOURCES:

National Parkinson Foundation: "Speech & Swallowing."

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: "Support and Caregiving."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Managing Your PD."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "What is Parkinson's Disease?"

Reviewed by Neil Lava on August 04, 2017

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