Lodosyn

(carbidopa)

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Treats Parkinson's disease when given with levodopa.

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Our bottom line

Lodosyn (carbidopa) enhances the effect of levodopa. It cannot relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease when taken by itself.

Quick facts about carbidopa
  • Drug class: neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (carbidopa)
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Upsides

  • 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.

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Downsides

  • Your doctor may need to change the dose of Lodosyn (carbidopa) frequently before finding the right dose.

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How it works

Lodosyn (carbidopa) is a decarboxylase inhibitor that allows levodopa to enter the brain and relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

Quick facts about carbidopa
  • Drug class: neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (carbidopa)

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What to expect when you take Lodosyn (carbidopa) for Parkinson's disease

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Risks and Warnings for Lodosyn (carbidopa)

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  • Lodosyn (carbidopa) will not work by itself to relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease. This has to be taken with levodopa.

Common concerns from people taking Lodosyn (carbidopa)

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