Fact Sheets

Medications for Motor Symptoms

There is no standard treatment for Parkinson’s disease (PD). Treatment for each person with Parkinson’s is based on his or her motor symptoms, or movement related symptoms. There are many medications available to treat Parkinson’s motor symptoms, although none yet that reverse the effects of the disease. It is common for people with PD to take a variety of these medications — all at different doses and at different times of day — to manage these motor symptoms. Always remember that medication is only part of the overall treatment plan for combating PD, and that exercise and complementary therapies are important to living well with PD.

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