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Parkinson's Disease

PSP meds

12/05/2000

Question:

My father has been diagnosed with PSP. He is on various medications (ibuprofen, carbidopa, prevacid, terazosin, lanoxin, amantadine, metoprolol and a stool softener). Recently he has been confused or disoriented, is this from the meds or the disease?

Answer:

The disease itself as well as medications can cause the confusion. Lowering the dose of amantidine in particular may be helpful.

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Response by:

Arif Dalvi, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati