I had my Duodopa pump procedure in Hospital in October 2017, and as I was diagnosed with Parky in 2012, and was talking far too many Madopar tablets, so my Neurologist suggested the Duodopa Pump. It was wonderful when I first connected up, and 2 and a half years later is still preferable to taking all those pills. It’s not perfect, but at least I can eat anytime, with no worrying about when I took my last Madopar. Any Qestions only too pleased to answer.
Hi Meravco, it depends on what your hourly dose rate is set at, plus what your morning dose is set at - this will determine how long in hours your cassette will last, it should be connected up to you around 7am (+ removed from refrigerator 20 > 30 minutes before connecting) and that should give you 16 hours of direct infusion to your Lower Duodenum. I was the same re not getting through the night until my Neurologist suggested taking 2 Sinemet tablets (a slow release Parky medication) I think this has helped