LCD 100mg/25mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of LCD Tablet

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

LCD Tablet side effects

Common
  • 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.

LCD Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
LCD 100mg/25mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
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.
Lactation
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.
Driving
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.
Kidney
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.
Liver
CAUTION
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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
LCD 100mg/25mg Tablet
₹2.3/Tablet
Syndopa Plus Tablet
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
₹2.37/Tablet
3% costlier
Tidomet Plus Tablet
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹2.37/Tablet
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Expert Advice

  • 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 (e.g. meat, poultry, and dairy products) while you are taking the medicine as it can reduce the amount of medication absorbed by your body.
  • Be cautious 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.

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
Neurologist
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
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FAQs

Q. What is LCD?
LCD is a combination of two medicines: Levodopa and Carbidopa. This medication is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease like tremors (shaking), stiffness and slowness of movement. These symptoms are caused due to the 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 symptoms of Parkinson’s disease 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 causing fever, rigid muscles, unusual body movements and confusion. Consult your doctor if the symptoms are relieved, he might 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 daily activities. You might not feel drowsy or notice any other warning signs before suddenly falling asleep. Avoid driving a car, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities at the beginning of your treatment until you know how the medication affects you. If you suddenly fall asleep while 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.
Q. Can the LCD cause dark urine?
Yes, the consumption LCD may alter the colour of your saliva, urine or sweat and make it dark colored (red, brown or black). This is harmless but your clothing may become stained.
Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of LCD?
Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
Q. How long does LCD take to cure Parkinson’s 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 than the recommended dose of this medication?
No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of LCD can lead to increased chances of side effects and toxicity. Talk to your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after a few weeks of treatment. Also let your doctor know if the effects of this medication seem to wear off quickly in between doses.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 22nd Aug 2018.
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