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Parkinson's Disease

Drooling

04/12/2010

Question:

Can long term use of Sinemet (or too much dosage) cause drooling?

Answer:

Drooling is typically due to progression of Parkinson's disease and particularly caused by less overall facial/mouth movements. This can be helped by performing daily facial expression, tongue, and voice exercises. Chewing gum or hard candy can also help as it stimulates swallowing reflexes.

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Response by:

Punit  Agrawal, DO Punit Agrawal, DO
Assistant Professor of Neurology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University