Real GOCOVRI® experiences

In these videos, you will see real patients describe how they live with dyskinesia and OFF time and how GOCOVRI® made a difference in their lives. You will also hear from some Movement Disorder specialists about their experiences with GOCOVRI® and how they use it with their patients.

See a real patient and his care partner talk about the impact of PD motor complications on their lives

Watch Lee’s story

Meet Lee, who is living with PD, and his care partner, Chari, and learn about their PD journey and how they manage Lee’s complications. Watch this Access Health® TV special “What you and your patients need to know about dyskinesia and OFF episodes,” which originally aired on Lifetime Television®.

PEER PERSPECTIVES

Salima Brillman, MD
Neurologist, Movement Disorder Specialist

Salima Brillman, MD, has over 15 years of experience treating people with Parkinson’s disease. In this video, she discusses the challenges for patients who have both dyskinesia and OFF episodes—and how GOCOVRI® helped them.

Stuart Isaacson, MD FAAN
Neurologist, Movement Disorder Specialist

Hear Dr. Isaacson’s perspective on GOCOVRI®, how he chooses the appropriate patient, and the difference reduced dyskinesia and OFF episodes has had on his patients’ lives. Dr. Isaacson is a movement disorder specialist who treats patients with Parkinson’s disease, among other neurological disorders.

Yasar Torres-Yaghi, MD
Neurologist, Movement Disorder Specialist

Listen to Dr. Torres-Yaghi talk about his experiences treating patients with Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Torres-Yaghi is a movement disorder specialist who has prescribed GOCOVRI® and enjoys sharing his personal account of the changes he has seen in appropriate patients.

Please visit again for new stories from real Patients, Care Partners, and HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS who share their GOCOVRI® experiences.

Individual treatment experiences may vary.

INDICATION and important safety information

GOCOVRI® (amantadine) extended release capsules is indicated:

  • For the treatment of dyskinesia in patients with Parkinson’s disease receiving levodopa-based therapy, with or without concomitant dopaminergic medications
  • As adjunctive treatment to levodopa/carbidopa in patients with Parkinson’s disease experiencing “off” episodes

It is not known if GOCOVRI is safe and effective in children.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

CONTRAINDICATIONS
GOCOVRI is contraindicated in patients with creatinine clearance below 15 mL/min/1.73 m2.

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

Falling Asleep During Activities of Daily Living and Somnolence: Patients treated with Parkinson’s disease medications have reported falling asleep during activities of daily living. If a patient develops daytime sleepiness during activities that require full attention (e.g., driving a motor vehicle, conversations, eating), GOCOVRI should ordinarily be discontinued or the patient should be advised to avoid potentially dangerous activities.

Suicidality and Depression: Monitor patients for depression, including suicidal ideation or behavior. Prescribers should consider whether the benefits outweigh the risks of treatment with GOCOVRI in patients with a history of suicidality or depression.

Hallucinations/Psychotic Behavior: Patients with a major psychotic disorder should ordinarily not be treated with GOCOVRI because of the risk of exacerbating psychosis. Observe patients for the occurrence of hallucinations throughout treatment, especially at initiation and after dose increases.

Dizziness and Orthostatic Hypotension: Monitor patients for dizziness and orthostatic hypotension, especially after starting GOCOVRI or increasing the dose.

Withdrawal-Emergent Hyperpyrexia and Confusion: Rapid dose reduction or abrupt discontinuation of GOCOVRI, may cause an increase in the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease or cause delirium, agitation, delusions, hallucinations, paranoid reaction, stupor, anxiety, depression, or slurred speech. Avoid sudden discontinuation of GOCOVRI.

Impulse Control/Compulsive Behaviors: Patients may experience urges (e.g. gambling, sexual, money spending, binge eating) and the inability to control them. It is important for prescribers to ask patients or their caregivers about the development of new or increased urges. Consider dose reduction or stopping medications.

ADVERSE REACTIONS
The most common adverse reactions (>10%) were hallucination, dizziness, dry mouth, peripheral edema, constipation, fall, and orthostatic hypotension.

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