NUEDEXTA® (dextromethorphan hydrobromide and quinidine sulfate) 20mg/10mg capsules are approved for the treatment of pseudobulbar affect (PBA). NUEDEXTA and certain other medicines can interact, causing serious side effects. If you take certain drugs or have certain heart problems, NUEDEXTA may not be right for you. These are not all of the possible risks of NUEDEXTA. Click here for more information.
Uncontrollable Laughter and Crying | Do I have PBA?
Do I Have PBA? (PseudoBulbar Affect or PBA)
If you’re living with a neurologic condition such as dementia, stroke, traumatic brain injury or MS and are experiencing unexpected outbursts of crying or laughing you could have PseudoBulbar Affect - PBA. Nearly 2 million Americans with certain underlying neurologic diseases are estimated to suffer from PBA.
Think you might have PBA? Take a short assessment here and share the results with your doctor. This PBA assessment tool was developed by healthcare professionals and is called the Center for Neurologic Study-Lability Scale (CNS-LS). Your answers to the seven simple questions will help your doctor determine if you could have PBA. This assessment tool is not intended to substitute for professional medical assessment and/or advice. Please consult with your doctor.
The CNS-LS has been validated in ALS and MS patient populations.