If you have Parkinson’s disease, you most likely manage some symptoms with medication. Managing your Parkinson's medications can be a challenge in itself, but the tips in the following list can help you stay on top of things:

  • Carry a complete list of current prescription (Rx) and over-the-counter (OTC) medications. Give a copy to your care partner as well.

  • Tell all doctors of allergies or other problems.

  • Ask the doctor:

    • Name of medicine

    • Purpose

    • Dosing schedule (how much, how often)

    • How to take and how long to take

    • Side effects

  • Ask the pharmacist to:

    • Check new Rx with your current Rx and OTC meds for possible interaction

    • Print label in large print

    • Provide easy-to-open cap

    • Explain how to take med

  • At home:

    • Add new med to list of meds you carry with you

    • Read and file information print-out

    • Take med exactly as prescribed