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Parkinson’s Disease Medications

Commonly Prescribed Medications

Parkinson's medications are divided up into two categories: medications for motor symptoms and medications for non-motor symptoms. We ask that you consult with your physician or neurologist when considering which medications are most appropriate for you.

Parkinson’s Disease Medications for Non-Motor Symptoms

Non-motor medications may include vitamin supplements, such as CoQ10, and medications prescribed for behavioral health. A list of non-motor medications used to treat Parkinson's is not provided simply because the list is quite extensive. We recommend referring to the National Parkinson Foundation Medications document for a more thorough description of medications.

Medications for Motor Symptoms

(bradykinesia, rigidity, tremorand postural instability)

Generic name / (Brand names)

  • Levodopa / (Simenet, Parcopa)
  • Dopamine agonists / (Requip, Mirapex, Apokyn)
  • MAO-B inhibitors / (Selegiline, Eldepryl, Azilect, Zelepar)
  • COMT-Inhibitors / (Comtan, Tasmar)
  • Amantadine / (Symmetrel)
  • Anti-cholinergies / (Trihexyphenidyl, Benztropine or Cogentin)