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Parkinson Disease

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The purpose of the discussion is to elevate the level of knowledge regarding disease symptom management.
Discussion Questions: MENTION THE CONTEXT YOU WILL BE DISCUSSING AND DEVELOP YOUR POINTS.
A patient who has Parkinson’s disease takes levodopa and carbidopa. The patient reports experiencing tremors between doses. The primary care NP should:
a. add amantadine.

b. increase the dose of levodopa.

c. discontinue the carbidopa.

d. add entacapone.

2.

A patient who takes levodopa and carbidopa for Parkinson’s disease reports experiencing freezing episodes between doses.The primary care NP should consider using:

a. selegiline.

b. apomorphine.

c. modified-release levodopa.

d. amantadine.

3.

A 65-year-old patient is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The patient has emphysema and narrow-angle glaucoma. The primary care NP should consider beginning therapy with:

a. ropinirole hydrochloride.

b. selegiline.

c. carbidopa/levodopa.

d. benztropine.

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