Prostate cancer and Parkinsons

As well as Parkinson’s I have advanced prostate cancer for which I am about to start Chemotherapy with docetaxel. I am concerned about interactions between the drugs used to treat side effects of docetaxel and my parkinson’s medication (Co-Beneldopa and Ropinirole ).
I found some useful info on the Parkinson’s Australia site.


but would like to know of any problems encountered by someone who has been down this path?

Hi philpits,

I hope you’re well this evening. While I’m sure that the forum members will reply to your post, I also wanted to ask you if you’ve spoken with your GP or specialist about the concerns you have with your medications? They will have knowledge of these medications, as well as your condition, and are best placed to speak with you about this.

I’m going to let the team know about your post, and they will respond to you as soon as possible, but if you feel like it might be helpful, please do give our helpline a call on 0808 800 0303 to speak to a Parkinson’s advisor.

Take care,
Moderation Team.

Hi @philpits,

I hope all is well.

I would recommend you discuss this issue with your Consultant Oncologist, they have information regarding potential side effects of specific Chemotherapy drugs and any potential interactions with other drugs. Your Oncologist can discuss this with your Consultant Neurologist if needed.

I hope you find this information useful.

Best wishes,

Thanks Reah.
I am enrolling on a drug trial so am changing hospitals and consultants for my prostate cancer. The new consultant seems more knowledgeable about the drug interactions so I am feeling more confident. I am due an appointment with the Parkinson’s specialist in August so will get his take on it then.


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