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Inherited Disorders and Birth Defects

Use of Madopa in children

02/02/2007

Question:

My 6 year old daughter has been prescribed Madopa for suspected dopa responsive dystonia. Although it is a very low dose, I am worried because everything I read says not to give it to people under 25 years old as it may restrict bone growth. What do you think?

Answer:

This question has been forwarded by Children's Health:

Unfortunately, your question does not fall within the scope of my topic area or that of any other current NetWellness expert.  A pediatric neurologist specializing in movement disorders would be the best person for you to discuss these concerns. 

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Response by:

Anne   Matthews, RN, PhD Anne Matthews, RN, PhD
Associate Professor of Genetics
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University