Lodosyn

(carbidopa)

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Treats Parkinson's disease when given with levodopa.

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

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

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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Pregnancy

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
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