Compare Dostinex vs. carbidopa / levodopa extended release

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Dostinex (Cabergoline)

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Treats Parkinson's disease.

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

Upsides
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  • Sinemet CR (carbidopa / levodopa extended release) is released over a long period of time in your body and can allow you to take fewer pills less frequently.
Downsides
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  • Sinemet CR (carbidopa / levodopa extended release) 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 Sinemet CR (carbidopa / levodopa extended release).
  • Sinemet CR (carbidopa / levodopa extended release) will lose its effect over time. If you notice it wearing off sooner than you'd like, talk to your doctor.
  • Sinemet CR (carbidopa / levodopa extended release) may cause unusual cravings in some people.
Used for
  • Hyperprolactinemia
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Extended release
Price
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Side effects
The Dostinex (Cabergoline) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
10possible side effects
  • Difficulty controlling movements
    17%
  • Nausea
    6%
  • Hallucinations
    4%
  • Confusion
    4%
  • Dizziness
    3%
  • Depression
    2%
  • Urinary tract infection
    2%
  • Headache
    2%
  • Unusual dreams
    2%
  • Muscle spasms
    2%
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Risks and warnings
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  • Falling asleep during the day

    Taking other medicines for Parkinson's

  • High fever and confusion

    Stopping Sinemet CR (carbidopa / levodopa extended release) suddenly

  • Lack of impulse control

    Taking other medicines for Parkinson's disease

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