Once you achieve something that you're
trying to get, there's a great sense of satisfaction
Uncontrolled, involuntary, and unpredictable
movements of the face, arms, legs, and/or torso.
When medication, like levodopa, is wearing off or is not working optimally
and PD symptoms (stiffness, slowness, tremors) return.
ON time without troublesome dyskinesia. This is time when your PD symptoms
are well controlled and you're not experiencing troublesome dyskinesia.
*In both studies, the primary goal was to measure the change in dyskinesia using a scale that assesses how dyskinesia impacts everyday activities such as speech, handwriting, chewing and swallowing, using utensils, getting dressed, and participating in social activities and hobbies. Secondary goals were to measure the number of hours per day of OFF time and functional time, which were done using PD home diaries.
HEAR FROM deborah
HEAR FROM Laura
HEAR FROM Ervin
A family-oriented artist, Deborah started experiencing dyskinesia in 2013—10 years after her PD diagnosis. Deborah tried amantadine IR, but amantadine IR is not approved for dyskinesia. Determined not to let dyskinesia and OFF time stop her, she found GOCOVRI. Now she can get back to painting and playing pool.
Diagnosed with dyskinesia in 2010, 3 years after her PD diagnosis, Laura is a Real GO GETTER who won't let dyskinesia and OFF time keep her from living an active lifestyle. Not ready to commit to surgery, she turned to GOCOVRI. Now she can keep more of a routine and get back to her beloved horses.
Ervin enjoys giving back to the community, but when he started experiencing dyskinesia in 2014, 11 years after his PD diagnosis, he worried he would have to take a step back from helping others. With GOCOVRI, Ervin has more control of his dyskinesia and OFF time. Now, he and his wife, Gayle, continue to stay engaged in local support groups.
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have kidney problems; unexpected sleepiness; take medicine to help you sleep or that makes you drowsy; have mental problems, such as suicidal thoughts, depression, or hallucinations; unusual urges including gambling, increased sex drive, compulsive eating, or shopping; or if you drink alcoholic beverages
are pregnant or plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. GOCOVRI may harm your unborn baby and can pass into your breastmilk
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take medicines like sodium bicarbonate.
Do not take GOCOVRI if you have severe kidney problems
Do not drive, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how GOCOVRI affects you
Do not drink alcohol while taking GOCOVRI as it can increase your chances of serious side effects
Do not stop or change the dose of GOCOVRI before talking with your doctor. Call your healthcare provider if you have symptoms of withdrawal such as fever, confusion, or severe muscle stiffness
Do not take a flu nasal spray while taking GOCOVRI, but you can receive a flu shot
GOCOVRI may cause serious side effects, including:
falling asleep during normal activities, such as driving, talking, or eating, while taking GOCOVRI. You may fall asleep without being drowsy or warning. The risk is greater if you take GOCOVRI with medicines that cause drowsiness
suicidal thoughts or actions and depression
occurrence or worsening of hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not real)
feeling dizzy, faint or light headed, especially when you stand up too quickly, when first starting GOCOVRI, or if your dose has been increased
unusual urges including gambling, sexual, spending money, binge eating, and the inability to control them
If you or your family notices that you are developing any new, unusual or sudden changes in behavior or related symptoms, tell your healthcare provider right away.
Be sure to take your medicine at bedtime as instructed. You may take GOCOVRI with or without food.
View the GOCOVRI Important Facts for additional Important Safety Information
GOCOVRI® (amantadine) extended release capsules is a prescription medicine for treating dyskinesia (sudden uncontrolled movements) in Parkinson’s disease patients treated with levodopa therapy, with or without other medicines that increase the effects of dopamine in the brain. It is not known if GOCOVRI is safe and effective in children.