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Ask the MD: Myths about Levodopa

Have you heard that levodopa loses effectiveness over time? Or that everyone who takes it eventually develops dyskinesia (involuntary, uncontrolled movements)? These misconceptions might prevent people with Parkinson's from using levodopa when it could help them continue activities they want and need to do, such as exercise, work and socialize. Watch the video to learn more about these and other levodopa myths.

For more, check out other myths on levodopa and read recent research that answers longstanding questions about the drug.

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