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Terguride in stable Parkinson's disease.

Abstract
Terguride (TER) (2 mg/day) was compared with a placebo in 41 stable Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, so as to test its efficacy as an add-on treatment to spare levodopa (LD). After the 4th week of add-on treatment, LD was reduced by about 25%. The number of "stable" patients (--those with an increase of no more than 20% of the basal Columbia University Rating Scale (CURS) score--remaining after LD reduction was used to compare the two add-on treatments. Most patients, remained "stable" in spite of LD reduction, and no significant differences between the therapies were discovered; the CURS score decreased over time only in the TER group. Hence, TER was shown to be a drug that has DA-ergic properties but with minimal antiparkinsonian efficacy.
AuthorsE Martignoni, C Pacchetti, B Aufdembrinke, L Godi, G Albani, F Mancini, G Nappi
JournalFunctional neurology (Funct Neurol) 1995 May-Jun Vol. 10 Issue 3 Pg. 143-6 ISSN: 0393-5264 [Print] ITALY
PMID8557216 (Publication Type: Clinical Trial, Comparative Study, Controlled Clinical Trial, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Dopamine Agonists
  • Placebos
  • dironyl
  • Levodopa
  • Lisuride
Topics
  • Aged
  • Dopamine Agonists (administration & dosage, therapeutic use)
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Levodopa (metabolism, therapeutic use)
  • Lisuride (administration & dosage, analogs & derivatives, pharmacology, therapeutic use)
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Parkinson Disease (drug therapy)
  • Placebos

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