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Non-Motor Drug Therapies

Parkinson's can also come with non-motor symptoms that may require additional medications. It is important to remember that not all Parkinson's patients will experience every symptom. It is also very important to work with your medical professional to determine what symptoms are most aggravating and require additional treatment.

This can include treatments for:

  • Mood Disorders: Depression and Anxiety

  • Impaired Thinking, Daytime Sleepiness and Sleep Disorders

  • Dementia and Hallucinations

  • Orthostasis (Low Blood Pressure upon standing)

  • Gastrointestinal Symptoms: Nausea, Vomiting, Constipation

  • Drooling

  • Urinary Symptoms

  • Sexual Dysfunction

  • Seborrheic Dermatitis and Excessive Sweating

  • Pain

In this section of the website, we will break down medications available to help treat non-motor symptoms by the symptom type listed in the red boxes. Click on each box to learn more about the non-motor symptom and what medications can be used to help treat these PD symptoms.

Disclaimer: The information provided on this Parkinson Association of Alabama Resource Center is for awareness and educational purposes only about Parkinson's medication. The PAA does not endorse any specific brand or type of medication. All discussions about medication should be between you, your care partner, and your medical teams.


Davis Phinney Foundation. Parkinson's Treatments and Therapies. Chapter 7 - Medication. Page 109, Pages 125-131. Every Victory Counts. "Manual." Sixth Edition, 2021.

Marie, Lianna. Medications to Avoid. Chapter 37, page 112. Managing Medication Side Effects. Chapter 33, pages 100-101. Betting the Most Out of Medications. Chapter 35, pages 105-106.The Complete Guide for People with Parkinson's Disease and Their Loved Ones. Lianna Marie. Purdue University Press, (C) 2022.

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