Levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel infusion (LCIG) is indicated in patients with advanced levodopa-responsive Parkinson's disease (PD) for the treatment of motor fluctuations and dyskinesias unsatisfactorily managed with conventional medication. The outcome of non-motor symptoms - particularly affective and behavioral ones - following LCIG initiation remains scarcely explored, especially with respect to the changes undergone by oral dopaminergic drugs. Here we describe 4 PD patients who developed dopamine agonist withdrawal syndrome (DAWS) symptoms correlated with rapid taper of these drugs after LCIG initiation.

Dopamine agonist withdrawal syndrome (DAWS) symptoms in Parkinson's disease patients treated with levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel infusion

SOLLA, PAOLO;
2015

Abstract

Levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel infusion (LCIG) is indicated in patients with advanced levodopa-responsive Parkinson's disease (PD) for the treatment of motor fluctuations and dyskinesias unsatisfactorily managed with conventional medication. The outcome of non-motor symptoms - particularly affective and behavioral ones - following LCIG initiation remains scarcely explored, especially with respect to the changes undergone by oral dopaminergic drugs. Here we describe 4 PD patients who developed dopamine agonist withdrawal syndrome (DAWS) symptoms correlated with rapid taper of these drugs after LCIG initiation.
Anhedonia; Apathy; Dopamine agonist withdrawal syndrome; Levodopa–carbidopa intestinal gel infusion; Parkinson's disease
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