The Daily PANCE and PANRE Question 32

Which of the following agents is effective in the treatment of Parkinson's?

  1. penicillin
  2. amantadine
  3. erythromycin
  4. acyclovir
  5. cephalexin

Answer: B


Amantadine (Symmetrel) is effective (somewhat). It is also used in treating Influenza A. Another choice is selegiline, and levodopa/carbidopa. The other antibiotics listed here are not useful in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

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Parkinson's disease is covered in the NCCPA™ Content Blueprint Neurology (6%)

Learn more about Parkinson's disease, watch the explanatory video (click here) and take the interactive lesson quiz: Parkinson Disease

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