, Volume 108, Issue 2, pp 215-219

Long-term persistence of symptomatic effect of selegiline in parkinson’s disease, a two-months placebo-controlled withdrawal study

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Summary

Following a two-months of placebo-controlled withdrawal, the MAO-B inhibitor selegiline was found to maintain a long term significant mild to moderate symptomatic effect on bradykinesia and tremor at rest in nine patients with Parkinson’s disease (stage II and III of H⇐p;Y), whose functional impairment had also required a dopaminergic therapy with low-dose bromocriptine. Both motor signs found worsened during the wash-out showed a full recovery to pre-withdrawal condition within two months after reinstitution of the drug.