Medications that are Incompatible with Medications for Parkinson’s Disease

By Michele Tagliati, Gary Guten, Jo Horne, Deborah W. Brooks

Part of Parkinson’s Disease For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The following classes of medications may be incompatible with routine medications you take to manage Parkinson’s disease. Provide the following list to all medical professionals before they prescribe any new medicine (prescription or over-the-counter), and review any new medications with your neurologist before you begin taking them:

  • Antinausea dopamine agonists

  • Gastrointestinal anticholinergics

  • Antipsychotics

  • Postoperative pain-management drugs (Demerol in particular)

Contact the National Parkinson Foundation (or call toll-free 1-800-327-4545) for a wallet-sized card that lists drugs that may be contraindicated.