Treats Parkinson's disease when given with levodopa.
Our bottom line
Lodosyn (carbidopa) enhances the effect of levodopa. It cannot relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease when taken by itself.
- 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.
- Your doctor may need to change the dose of Lodosyn (carbidopa) frequently before finding the right dose.
Lodosyn (carbidopa) is a decarboxylase inhibitor that allows levodopa to enter the brain and relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
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Side effect rates 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.