LEVODOPA/CARBIDOPA (Oral) (Tablet)


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LEVODOPA/CARBIDOPA (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

LEVODOPA/CARBIDOPA (Oral) (Tablet)

LEVODOPA/CARBIDOPA (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification

LEVODOPA/CARBIDOPA (By mouth)

LEVODOPA/CARBIDOPA (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname

Sinemet CR, Sinemet 10-100, Sinemet 25-100, Sinemet 25-250

LEVODOPA/CARBIDOPA (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Carbidopa (kar-bi-DOE-pa), Levodopa (lee-voe-DOE-pa) Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease, such as shaking, stiffness, and slow movement.

When To Not Use LEVODOPA/CARBIDOPA (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to levodopa or carbidopa, or if you have narrow-angle glaucoma.

How Should You Use LEVODOPA/CARBIDOPA (Oral) (Tablet)

Tablet, Long Acting Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often.
  • Take this medicine on an empty stomach. You may eat shortly after taking this medicine to avoid stomach upset.
  • Do not chew or crush the extended-release (Sinemet CR®) tablets. Swallow them whole with a full glass of water.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • Skip the missed dose if your next usual dose is less than 2 hours away. Continue with your regular dosing schedule.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper LEVODOPA/CARBIDOPA (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store LEVODOPA/CARBIDOPA (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep LEVODOPA/CARBIDOPA (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using LEVODOPA/CARBIDOPA (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Avoid taking vitamin B6 or eating large amounts of foods that contain this vitamin (such as liver, fish, whole-grain cereals, peas, and beans).

LEVODOPA/CARBIDOPA (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • Talk to your doctor before taking if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Check with your doctor before taking this medicine if you have asthma, emphysema or other lung diseases, heart disease, glaucoma, liver or kidney disease, stomach ulcers, or mental problems.
  • Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine without first asking your doctor.
  • This medicine may make you drowsy. Be careful while driving a car or operating machinery.
  • To avoid dizziness from this medicine, stand up slowly from a sitting or lying position.

LEVODOPA/CARBIDOPA (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Unusual behavior, mood changes
  • Uncontrolled body movement
  • Fast heartbeat
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness when getting up from lying or sitting positions
  • Blurred vision
  • Loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, stomach pain, dry mouth
  • Constipation, diarrhea, trouble urinating
  • Headache
  • Trouble sleeping, nightmares
  • Pink or red colored urine, dark colored sweat or saliva

LEVODOPA/CARBIDOPA (Oral) (Tablet) Ratings

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