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Parkinson's Disease

SIDE EFFECTS

01/24/2001

Question:

Is hypersexuality a common side effect when taking Sinimet/Permax. What is recommended treatment,if any.

Answer:

While not common, this is a well recognized side effect of Sinemet or the dopamine agonist medications. Dose adjustment or trial of a different agonist usually helps correct this problem.

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Response by:

Arif Dalvi, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati