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Sinemet (carbidopa / levodopa)

Prescription only
Treats Parkinson's disease.

Sinemet (carbidopa / levodopa) is the first choice treatment for Parkinson's disease.

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Upsides
  • Sinemet (carbidopa / levodopa) is widely available as a regular pill, a quick dissolving pill or a liquid taken through a feeding tube.
  • Sinemet (carbidopa / levodopa) is available in generic.
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Downsides
  • Can make you very sleepy.
  • Can stain your saliva, sweat and urine a dark color.
  • Will lose its effect over time as your disease progresses.
  • May need to be taken several times during day to control symptoms of Parkinson's disease
  • May cause unusual cravings in some people.
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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Dissolving tablet
  • Pill
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Side effects
The Sinemet (carbidopa / levodopa) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Dostinex (Cabergoline) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Falling asleep during the day

    Taking other medicines for Parkinson's

  • High fever and confusion

    Stopping Sinemet (carbidopa / levodopa) suddenly

  • Lack of impulse control

    Taking other medicines for Parkinson's disease

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