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|US Brand Name||Sinemet CR|
|Strength||50 + 200 mg|
|Generic Name||Carbidopa Levodopa|
Levodopa - Carbidopa is a combination medicine used for the treatment of signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Levodopa is a premium drug that supplies dopamine in the brain and cures the symptoms of PD. Carbidopa is administered in order to have better availability of levodopa in the brain which enhances its therapeutic effect. This combination of two potent drugs effectively cures the undesirable signs and symptoms of PD:
- Stiffness of muscles
- Shaking of legs
- Losing control over body movements
This dual combination of drugs is widely used due to its excellent patient compliance with least side effects. It is available on our website in the form of oral tablets and controlled release tablets. Controlled release tablets are designed to have a prolonged therapeutic activity of the drug.
The ailments, it is used for:
Levodopa - Carbidopa cures the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This drug has effectively controlled and treats the signs and symptoms.
Understanding, the drug Levodopa - Carbidopa:
Levodopa - Carbidopa is a potent drug used for the treatment of signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
How it works?
The reduced dopamine levels in the brain, which affects the body movements and causes undesirable symptoms like shaking, tremors and depression. Levodopa is a naturally occurring precursor of Dopamine. When taken orally gets converted into Dopamine by the action of enzyme DOPA decarboxylase. Peripheral release of Dopamine will not demonstrate any improvement in signs and symptoms of PD rather it will bring nausea and emesis. For the targeted delivery of Levodopa, Carbidopa is administered along with it. Carbidopa is a DOPA decarboxylase inhibitor(DDCI), which increases the quantity of levodopa in the brain which ultimately cures the signs an symptoms of PD.
When should you avoid it?
You should not take Levodopa - Carbidopa if you:
- Are allergic to Levodopa - Carbidopa
- Have kidney problems
- Have liver disease
- Have lungs problem
- Have glaucoma or suffering from ocular hypertension
- Have severe muscle problem
- Have mood or mental problems
- Are pregnant or planning to become a pregnant
- Are breastfeeding a child
How much to take?
The dosage is solely decided by the Doctor after assessing your condition and various factors such as age, gender and body weight. One can’t fix the dose as it varies from patient to patient. The usual recommended dose intake of Parkinson’s disease is Levodopa – Carbidopa is 100 mg/25 mg orally three times a day. Always take the dose as prescribed by the Doctor.
What are the strengths available?
Levodopa - Carbidopa is available in following strength preparation on our website:
- Syndopa 25 mg + 250 mg
- Syndopa 10mg + 100 mg
- Syndopa Plus 25 mg + 100 mg
- Syndopa CR 50 mg + 200 mg
Who is the manufacturer?
Syndopa and Syndopa CR is manufactured by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Limited, a pharmaceutical giant and is available on our website in the pack of 30, 60 and 90 tablets.
How to take?
Levodopa - Carbidopa is taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet with a full glass of water. Don’t crush or chew the tablet.
When to take?
Levodopa – Carbidopa can be taken with or without food once a day. The dose intake depends upon your condition. Always take the medicine as per the prescription.
For how long should it be taken?
Take the medicine as long as recommended by the Doctor. Always ask the doctor before stopping the intake of the drug.
What if you take too much (overdose)?
If overdose, immediately consult with your concerned doctor. Take medical help as soon as possible if you encounter any undesirable sign and symptoms.
What if you miss the dose?
Try to take the medicine at the same time each day; this reduces the chances of missing a dose. Talk to your Doctor if you miss the dose. Don’t double up the dose in order to compensate with the previous one.
What are the side effects?
Every medicine shows some side effects, same way this drug also has some undesired effects with it. Levodopa - Carbidopa shows common and serious side effects such as:
- Dry mouth
- Trouble sleeping
- Los of appetite
- Stomach disturbances
- Urinary tract infection
Some serious and rare side effects that need serious consideration are stated below:
- Chest pain
- Decreased sexual ability
- Mental or mood changes
- Severe lightheadedness
- Yellowing of skin or eyes
- Unusual or painful movements
- Vision changes
- Blood in vomit
- Sudden and unexplained weight loss
Are there any possible drug interactions?
Always inform your doctor about the drugs you are taking till date. Give a complete list of prescription or non prescription drugs and any other disease conditions. This way, the doctor is able to decide and give you the list of drugs and other things that may interact with Levodopa - Carbidopa:
What are the things to be taken care of?
- Always take the medicine as per the prescription
- Don’t use the expired drugs
- Don’t share your medicine with anybody, even if they have the same symptoms
- This medicine is contraindicated in pregnancy and breast feeding
- This drug can cause dizziness so avoid driving or involving in any kind of motor activity
- Before going for dental surgery, inform your doctor that you are taking this medicine
- Always store the medicine at the room temperature and away from moisture, heat and light
- Consult with your pharmacist about the proper disposal of the drug
- Keep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with this medicine