First, a nurse should examine the range of symptoms the patient displays and whether they are in line with Parkinson’s disease or Parkinson-like symptoms. Tremors, shaking, or stiffness of movement can all be found to be solid grounds for prescribing the medication. Side effects include – dizziness, diarrhea, loss of appetite, constipation, forgetfulness and confusion, nervousness, difficulties falling asleep, and headaches, among others.
Nurses should assess the therapeutic response the patient has to the medication, as well as monitor the side effects. Additionally, medical professionals should inform their patients about the potential health implications of taking this medication. Health history and drug history must be examined before administration to prevent any reactions to existing medications.