Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of levodopa. Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Levodopa is effective in relieving symptoms of Parkinson's disease. However, long-term complications make sustained control problematic. Most management problems are related to the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of levodopa. Careful titration based on pharmacologic principles may achieve optimal therapeutic effects.

publication date

  • January 1992