Dyskinesia hurts and it doesn't go away…
I went to my doctor and I said, I just don't want it
As Parkinson’s disease (PD) progresses, higher doses of levodopa are needed to treat PD symptoms (OFF time). PD progression and these higher doses are what cause dyskinesia. When discussing options for managing your dyskinesia, ask your doctor if adjusting your levodopa may cause more OFF time—and if you should consider treatment with GOCOVRI
GOCOVRI is a treatment that can make it easier to manage both dyskinesia and OFF time
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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.