Healthy Living: Duopa and Parkinson’s

Patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease can have an increasingly tough time regulating their medication.

Now, they may have a better way to keep their drugs and their daily lives more consistent.

Tonight in Healthy Living, we have the details of Duopa, which recently received FDA approval.

James has been on Duopa for four years now.

Dr. Truong says, "The drug is effective over a 16 hour period every day the patient uses the therapy."

But it is unknown how long it’ll be effective; there’s just not enough information yet.

He also says Duopa is for advanced Parkinson’s cases and patients need to exhaust conventional treatment first.