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Parkinson's disease: the care you should expect

Parkinson's disease: the care you should expect

This information explains the care that NICE has said works best for adults with Parkinson's disease. It will help you, your family and carers know what to expect from health and care services.

In December 2020 we updated our advice in our guideline on Parkinson's disease with a warning about modafinil – a medicine offered to some people with sleep problems. Modafinil should not be used during pregnancy or if a pregnancy is being planned. This is because of the risk of malformations in the baby.

Why is this important for you?

NICE aims to help people get the best care no matter who they are or where they live. This NICE advice aims to:

  • explain which medicines and therapies can help with Parkinson's disease symptoms

  • help you manage common side effects of treatments

  • make sure you and your family get the support and information you need as your condition progresses.

For more information, see where can I find out more?

Your healthcare team should know what NICE has said. Talk to a member of your team if you don't think you are getting the care NICE has said you should have.

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