Chapter 18 Parkinson’s Disease Q&A (1 of 72) Sample Questions
1. AG is a 77-year-old female who has had difficulty sleeping over the past several days because of leg cramping and rigidity in the early hours of the morning. Her medical history includes: Parkinson ’s disease, and stable angina
Current medications are: Levodopa/Carbidopa 100/25, 1 tablet at 0800, 1200, 1600, prn at 2000; Amantadine 100 mg od, ASA-EC 325 mg od, NitroDur 0.6 mg qam, and Nitroglycerin 0.3 mg prn x3 q5min for angina
Which of the following can be most likely the explanation for AG’s symptoms?
- A. Anticholinergic effects of amantadine
- B. On-off motor fluctuation
- C. Wearing off effect
- D. Festination