What is pharmacotherapy

The use of medications to treat the symptoms of disease. The primary therapeutic approach for Parkinson’s disease is pharmacotherapy, with levodopa and dopamine agonists as its mainstays. Pharmacotherapy involves managing multiple medications to relieve specific symptoms, as well as monitoring drug interactions, side effects, and complications. medication management of the person with Parkinson’s can become complex as the disease progresses, as many of the anti-parkinson’s medications interact with each other or with other medications the person may be taking, for example, to treat hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and other health conditions common in the age group in which Parkinson’s is most prevalent.