› Extra doses of Lodosyn (carbidopa) allows you to get more out of levodopa, especially in later stages of the disease.
› It is available in a combination pill with levodopa once you find the right dose that works for you.
Downsides and risks
› Your doctor may need to change the dose of Lodosyn (carbidopa) frequently before finding the right dose.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
› Lodosyn (carbidopa) can make you very sleepy. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how your body reacts to it.
› Your saliva, sweat and urine may have dark color and stain your clothing while taking Lodosyn (carbidopa).
› Take Lodosyn (carbidopa) 30-60 minutes before a meal so that your body can properly absorb it. Don't eat too much high protein foods (meat, milk, cheese or nuts) because doing so can prevent it from getting absorbed into your body.
› Lodosyn (carbidopa) doesn't work when taken by itself. Don't stop taking your other medicines for Parkinson's disease.
› Lodosyn (carbidopa) may cause unusual cravings in some people.