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)