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LCD 100mg/25mg Tablet

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Primary uses of LCD 100mg/25mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of LCD Tablet

Uses of LCD Tablet

LCD 100mg/25mg Tablet is used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

LCD Tablet side effects


Side Effects of LCD are Nausea, Vomiting, Dryness in mouth, Constipation, Dizziness, Sleepiness, Headache, Abnormal dreams, Anxiety, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Abnormality of voluntary movements, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing).

How to use LCD Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. LCD 100mg/25mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid LCD 100mg/25mg Tablet with high protein meals such as cottage cheese, Swiss cheese, protein powder, eggs and milk.

How LCD Tablet works

LCD 100mg/25mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Levodopa and Carbidopa which treat Parkinsonism. Levodopa is a dopamine precursor which gets converted to dopamine, a chemical messenger that controls movement in the brain. Carbidopa is a peripheral decarboxylase inhibitor which prevents breakdown of levodopa allowing it to enter the brain and increase dopamine levels.

In Depth Information on LCD Tablet

Expert advice for LCD Tablet

  • You have been prescribed LCD 100mg/25mg Tablet to treat your symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
  • It can be taken with or without food or as directed by your doctor.
  • Reduce/avoid a high-protein diet (eg.meat, poultry, and dairy products) while you are taking the medicine as it can reduce the amount of medication absorbed by your body.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as LCD 100mg/25mg Tablet can make you very sleepy.
  • When you start the medication, get out of bed slowly, as the medication may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting.
  • Do not stop taking the medication without talking to your doctor. It may result in a serious syndrome that causes fever, stiff muscles, unusual body movements, sweating and confusion.
  • Talk to your doctor in case you develop hallucinations or other changes in your behavior.
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LCD Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for LCD Tablet
LCD 100mg/25mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
LCD 100mg/25mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
LCD 100mg/25mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Partial to complete suppression of lactation was seen in mothers on the treatment with LCD 100mg/25mg Tablet, but when the treatment was stopped, lactation returned to normal levels.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
As LCD 100mg/25mg Tablet may cause dizziness, drowsiness, double vision, which may affect your ability to react which may affect your ability to drive.
LCD 100mg/25mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of LCD 100mg/25mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
LCD 100mg/25mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of LCD 100mg/25mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to LCD
My father is suffering from Parkinson's disease from last 3 years.From June 2016 we have changed the doctor and she is suggested to take syndopa plus ,syndopa Cr and amantral.from last 14 days ,my father's behaviour suddenly changed,mood has changed.his behaviour becomes suspesious about us.he was denying to take the medicine and become violent.so we admitted him in hospital.our neurologist suggested that he may have schizophrenia has he is having psychotic history.may be because of that he is behaving like this.so now we have psychiatrist treatment also with it.i am really confused.is he suffering because of Parkinson's or he is really having psychological problem.please guide me
Dr. Vikas Sharma
some forms of parkinsons may be associate d with psychosisother ccauses of psychosis need to be excluded like thyroid disease, vitamin b12 deficinecy , brain infection

Frequently asked questions about LCD Tablet

Frequently asked questions about LCD Tablet

Q. What is Lcd?
Lcd is a combination of two medicines: Levodopa and Carbidopa. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's symptoms, including tremors (shaking), stiffness, and slowness of movement, are caused by a lack of dopamine, a natural substance usually found in the brain. Levodopa works by being converted to dopamine in the brain. Carbidopa works by preventing levodopa from being broken down before it reaches the brain. By increasing the amount of dopamine in the brain, Lcd helps control the parkinson symptoms and helps you to perform daily activities such as dressing, walking, handling utensils etc.
Q. Can I stop taking Lcd when my symptoms are relieved?
No, you should continue to take Lcd even if you feel well. Do not stop taking Lcd without talking to your doctor. If you suddenly stop taking Lcd, you could develop a serious problem that causes fever, rigid muscles, unusual body movements, and confusion. Your doctor will probably decrease your dose gradually.
Q. Can the Lcd cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Lcd may make you drowsy or may cause you to suddenly fall asleep during your regular daily activities. You might not feel drowsy or have any other warning signs before you suddenly fall asleep. Do not drive a car, operate machinery, work at heights, or participate in potentially dangerous activities at the beginning of your treatment until you know how the medication affects you. If you suddenly fall asleep while you are doing something such as watching television, talking, eating, or riding in a car, or if you become very drowsy, especially during the daytime, call your doctor. Do not drive, work in high places, or operate machinery until you talk to your doctor.
Q. Can the Lcd cause dark urine?
Lcd may change the colour of saliva, urine, or sweat and make it dark coloured (red, brown, or black). This is harmless, but your clothing may become stained.
Q. Are there any special dietary instructions while taking Lcd?
Avoid taking iron supplements or eating a diet that is high in protein (protein sources include meat, eggs, and cheese). These things can make it harder for your body to digest and absorb Lcd. Consult the doctor or nutrition counsellor about the best foods to eat while taking Lcd.
Q. How long does Lcd take to cure Parkinson disease?
Lcd controls Parkinson's disease but does not cure it. It may take several months before you feel the full benefit of Lcd.
Q. Can I take a higher dose of this medicine than recommended?
No, taking higher than the recommended dose of Lcd can lead to increased chances of side effects and toxicity. Talk with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after a few weeks of treatment. Also tell your doctor if the effects of this medication seem to wear off quickly in between doses.
Q. Does Lcd expire?
Yes, Lcd does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Lcd after the expiry date.

Substitutes for LCD 100mg/25mg Tablet

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