Medicine Overview of Levocom Tablet
Side Effects of Levocom 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).
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. Levocom Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Levocom Tablet with high protein meals such as cottage cheese, Swiss cheese, protein powder, eggs and milk.
Levocom 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 Levocom Tablet
- You have been prescribed Levocom 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 Levocom 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.
Levocom Tablet related warnings
Levocom Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Levocom 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.
Levocom 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 Levocom Tablet, but when the treatment was stopped, lactation returned to normal levels.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
As Levocom Tablet may cause dizziness, drowsiness, double vision, which may affect your ability to react which may affect your ability to drive.
Levocom Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Levocom Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Levocom Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Levocom Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Questions Related to Levocom
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 Levocom Tablet
Levocom 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, Levocom helps control the parkinson symptoms and helps you to perform daily activities such as dressing, walking, handling utensils etc.
Q. Can I stop taking Levocom when my symptoms are relieved?
No, you should continue to take Levocom even if you feel well. Do not stop taking Levocom without talking to your doctor. If you suddenly stop taking Levocom, 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 Levocom cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Levocom 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 Levocom cause dark urine?
Levocom 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 Levocom?
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 Levocom. Consult the doctor or nutrition counsellor about the best foods to eat while taking Levocom.
Q. How long does Levocom take to cure Parkinson disease?
Levocom controls Parkinson's disease but does not cure it. It may take several months before you feel the full benefit of Levocom.
Q. Can I take a higher dose of this medicine than recommended?
No, taking higher than the recommended dose of Levocom 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.
Yes, Levocom does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Levocom after the expiry date.
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