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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 432-434

Perioperative sublingual levodopa in Parkisnon's Disease: A useful alternative!


Department of Anaesthesia, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Pritee H Bhirud
Department of Anaesthesia, 2nd Floor, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Hospital, Anushakti Nagar, Mumbai - 400 094, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/ija.IJA_178_17

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Timely administration of dopamine agonists is of the essence in Parkinson's disease. The perioperative period especially for abdominal surgeries under general anaesthesia poses a challenge to oral drug administration. Alternatives such as rotigotine patches and subcutaneous apomorphine administration have been described but unavailability restricts their use. Sublingual administration of tablet levodopamine as an alternative worked well in our patients and we would like to describe the same.


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