Sinemet 25-100 (Oral)

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dizziness and Sinemet 25-100

I take care of my brother and am his legal guardian. He is currently taking sinemet 25/100mg for his parkinsons 3x daily. He is physically and mentally challanged. Lately he complains that he is having spells of dizziness. He does have high blood pres...
by Annette in louisville,ky, 10/04/2006

Sinemet 25-100 (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Sinemet 25-100 (Oral)

Sinemet 25-100 (Oral) Medication Classification


Sinemet 25-100 (Oral) Brandname

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

Sinemet 25-100 (Oral) 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 Sinemet 25-100 (Oral)

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 Sinemet 25-100 (Oral)

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 Sinemet 25-100 (Oral) Storage

Store Sinemet 25-100 (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Sinemet 25-100 (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Sinemet 25-100 (Oral)

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).

Sinemet 25-100 (Oral) 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.

Sinemet 25-100 (Oral) 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

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