Can medications for Parkinson disease (PD) trigger psychosis?

Updated: Aug 29, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Hauser, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Antiparkinsonian drugs can trigger psychosis in patients with Parkinson disease. In Parkinson disease patients with psychosis, antiparkinsonian medications other than levodopa should be withdrawn in an effort to resolve psychosis while maintaining motor control with levodopa.


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