Freezing of Gait in Parkinsonism and its Potential Drug Treatment

Author(s): Li-Li Zhang, S. Duff Canning, Xiao-Ping Wang.

Journal Name: Current Neuropharmacology

Volume 14 , Issue 4 , 2016

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Freezing of gait (FOG) is a heterogeneous symptom. Studies of treatment for FOG are scarce. Levodopa and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (rasagiline and selegiline) have shown effective improvement for FOG. Other drugs, such as L-threo-3, 4-dihydroxyphenylserine, amantadine, and botulinum toxin have exhibited some beneficial effects. The present review summarizes the potential drug treatment for FOG in Parkinsonism.

Keywords: Drug treatment, freezing of gait, Levodopa, Parkinson’s disease, Parkinsonism.

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VOLUME: 14
ISSUE: 4
Year: 2016
Page: [302 - 306]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/1570159X14666151201190040

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