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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Inherited Disorders and Birth Defects
Use of Madopa in children
My 6 year old daughter has been prescribed Madopa for suspected dopa responsive dystonia. Although it is a very low dose, I am worried because everything I read says not to give it to people under 25 years old as it may restrict bone growth. What do you think?
This question has been forwarded by Children's Health:
Unfortunately, your question does not fall within the scope of my topic area or that of any other current NetWellness expert. A pediatric neurologist specializing in movement disorders would be the best person for you to discuss these concerns.
Anne Matthews, RN, PhD
Associate Professor of Genetics
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University