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Should you take your drugs and food together if you have Parkinson's disease?

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Levodopa is the best medication for Parkinson’s. Ideally, you should take it on an empty stomach about 30 minutes before eating or at least 1 hour after a meal. But that can cause nausea in some people. Your doctor may prescribe something else or a different mix of drugs, which may not always make the nausea go away. In that case, your doctor may recommend you take medication for your side effects.

Also, ask your doctor if you should cut down on protein. In rare cases, a high-protein diet can make Levodopa work less well.

From: Eating Right With Parkinson's Disease WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 28, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 10/28/2017

SOURCES:

Parkinson’s UK: “Diet.”

PLOS: “weight Loss and Impact on Quality of Life in Parkinson’s Disease.”

National Parkinson Foundation: "What are some common nutritional concerns for people with PD?"

National Parkinson Foundation: "How do you maintain a healthy diet?"

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 28, 2017

SOURCES:

Parkinson’s UK: “Diet.”

PLOS: “weight Loss and Impact on Quality of Life in Parkinson’s Disease.”

National Parkinson Foundation: "What are some common nutritional concerns for people with PD?"

National Parkinson Foundation: "How do you maintain a healthy diet?"

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 28, 2017

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