Dyskinesia & OFF time
Levodopa can become less effective as Parkinson's progresses, so your healthcare provider may adjust your dosage. This adjustment may help with your OFF time symptoms, but it may also lead to more dyskinesia.
Not actual patients.
The trade-off: People with Parkinson's may have to accept living with either OFF time or dyskinesia
Levodopa may not be working as expected to control Parkinson's symptoms
- Slowed movement
- Tremor, rigidity, and balance issues
Unwanted movements that can be caused by too much levodopa and/or other Parkinson's disease (PD) medications
- Rapid jerking or muscle spasms
- Rhythmic, dance-like movements
GOOD ON TIME
- No OFF episodes or dyskinesia
- Good movement control
Do you experience tremor and/or dyskinesia throughout your day?
Tremor is a motor symptom of PD that may occur during periods of OFF time. It generally happens when a person isn't moving and appears as a rhythmic, back-and-forth movement.
Dyskinesia is mostly a side effect of levodopa and/or other PD medications. It can range in appearance from writhing, disorderly movements to rocking or bobbing movements.
Who is GOCOVRI right for?
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Joe's motor complications make teaching difficult.
Due to OFF symptoms in the morning, he starts his day earlier to give his medicine time to control his slowness and tremor. His medication doesn’t last all day, so he struggles with his symptoms. Embarrassed, Joe feels more like a distraction than an educator to his students. He wants to teach for another 2-3 years, but he feels he may have to retire early.
Betty's motor complications make daily tasks challenging.
The rigidity in her hands due to OFF time has made sewing difficult. A levodopa dose adjustment has led to sudden jerking in her hands and wiggling of her fingers due to dyskinesia, which has affected her ability to make precise movements. She feels there is no solution without compromise.
Tom's motor complications make it difficult for him to get out of the house.
After trying to manage OFF time with levodopa, Tom now experiences more dyskinesia. It has led to spilled glasses at dinner parties and difficulties holding utensils. The embarrassment is overwhelming, but he’s reluctant to make changes that may increase his OFF time.
Matt's motor complications are affecting his sales job.
Unexpected movements from dyskinesia are affecting his ability to navigate between sales calls, and he experiences freezing during his presentations due to OFF time. He's worried about how these symptoms will progress and if both can be treated.