At first l-dopa seemed almost like miracle with how it could make a previously unable to move freely patient, regain that ability but after what could be called a “honeymoon phase” it had some pretty heavy side effects. It caused dyskinesia as well as something called “on-off effect”. Other than that patients often suffered from hallucinations, paranoia and confusion. With time the drug had to also be taken in bigger doses and more fequently.
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