Nauseavomiting

♦ May need to take medications with meals until nausea has diminished, usually a few weeks. At that time, levodopa should be taken 30-60 minutes prior to meals.

♦ Many people find use of ginger tea, or chewing crystallized ginger, helps to manage nausea.

♦ Some cases may require medication, such as carbidopa (Lodosyn, available in the USA) or domperidone (available in Europe), to combat nausea/vomiting. Avoid use of prochlorperazine or metoclopramide; these may exacerbate PD symptoms and are contraindicated for those with PD.

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