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MADOPAR TABLET

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Composition for MADOPAR

Levodopa(200 mg),Benserazide(50 mg)

food interaction for MADOPAR

alcohol interaction for MADOPAR

pregnancy interaction for MADOPAR

lactation interaction for MADOPAR

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Madopar tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Madopar 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Madopar tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for MADOPAR

Levodopa(200 mg)

Uses

Levodopa is used in the treatment of parkinson's disease (a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement and balance).

How it works

Levodopa works by being converted to dopamine, a chemical messenger that is needed to control movement in the brain.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Nervousness, Memory impairment, Confusion, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Headache, Insomnia, Loss of appetite, Mood changes, Uncoordinated body movements, Nightmare
Benserazide(50 mg)

Uses

Benserazide is used in the treatment of parkinson's disease (a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement and balance).

How it works

Benserazide is always given with levodopa. It works by preventing levodopa from being broken down before it reaches the brain. This allows for a lower dose of levodopa, which causes less nausea and vomiting.

Common side effects

Nausea, Postural hypotension (low blood pressure), Psychiatric disturbances, Abnormal heart rhythm, Abnormal involuntary movements, Altered libido, Anemia, Drowsiness, Fluctuating disability, Hallucination, Decreased blood pressure, Decreased white blood cell count, Liver enzyme increased, Reduced blood platelets, Vomiting

Common Dosage for MADOPAR TABLET

Patients taking MADOPAR TABLET

  • 41%
    Twice A Day
  • 31%
    Once A Day
  • 22%
    Thrice A Day
  • 6%
    Four Times A Day

SUBSTITUTES for MADOPAR

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Expert advice for MADOPAR

  • If you are taking carbidopa with levodopa, do not take iron salts (eg, ferrous sulfate), within 2 hours before or a diet that is high in protein.
  • Avoid vitamin products that contain vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). This vitamin may reduce the effectiveness of levodopa.
  • Do not use levodopa, if you are allergic to levodopa or any other ingredient.
  • Do not use levodopa, if you have narrow-angle glaucoma; if you are suffering from malignant melanoma (a type of cancer); skin cancer or you have any unusual moles; severe mental disorder.
  • Do not take levodopa, if you have a history of fits (convulsions); heart problems or blood pressure problems; asthma or other lung problems; liver or kidney problems; blood or hormone (endocrine) problems; depression or any other psychiatric disorder; ulcer in your gut or have vomited blood or stomach or intestinal bleeding.
  • If you are undergoing any tests for urine glucose or urine ketones, levodopa may cause the results of some tests to be wrong.
  • Levodopa may cause drowsiness, dizziness, light-headedness or sudden sleep. Do not drive or use machinery while using it.
  • Do not take alcohol along with levodopa.

Frequently asked questions for MADOPAR

Levodopa

Q.Is levodopa a controlled substance/ a narcotic/ addictive/ lipid soluble/ a dopamine agonist/ a prodrug/ a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI)/ toxic/ an anticholinergic?
Levopoda is a lipid soluble prodrug that gets converted into dopamine when it crosses the blood brain barrier. It is not a dopamine agonist, controlled substance, narcotic, MAOI, toxic or anticholinergic. It may cause addiction in some patients

Q.Does levodopa work/ stop tremors?
Levodopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease which includes tremors (shaking), stiffness, and slowness of movement. It works in most patients if taken at recommended dosage and duration

Q.Does levodopa cause dyskinesia/ dementia/ accelerate Parkinson's disease/ get you high/stop cause constipation/ urine discoloration?
Levopoda may cause side effects such as constipation, a feeling of high in some patients

Q.Does levodopa help with balance?
As levodopa helps in controlling tremors,it can improve balancing in patients.

Benserazide

Q.Why is benserazide administered with levodopa?
Benserazide on its own has little therapeutic effect but it works synergistically in combination with levodopa.

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Content on this page was last updated on 15 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)