SYNCAPONE 150 TABLET

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₹9.35/tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of SYNCAPONE 150 TABLET

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Uses of Levodopa

Levodopa is used in the treatment of parkinson's disease.
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Side effects of Levodopa

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Dizziness, Loss of appetite, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Movement disorder.

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How to use Levodopa

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. Avoid Syncapone 150 tablet with high protein meals such as cottage cheese, Swiss cheese, protein powder, eggs and milk.

How SYNCAPONE 150 TABLET works

Levodopa works by being converted to dopamine, a chemical messenger that is needed to control the movement through transmission of signals in the brain.
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Uses of Carbidopa

Carbidopa is used in the treatment of parkinson's disease.
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Side effects of Carbidopa

Common

Nausea, Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, Panic attacks, Altered behaviour, Mood changes, Altered sleep, Burning sensation of tongue, Confusion, Convulsion, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Fever, Frequent dreams, Hallucination, Increased sweating, Tachycardia, Irregular heart rate, Tremor, Vomiting, Worsening of tremor, Muscle stiffness.

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How to use Carbidopa

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. Avoid Syncapone 150 tablet with high protein meals such as cottage cheese, Swiss cheese, protein powder, eggs and milk.

How SYNCAPONE 150 TABLET works

Carbidopa 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.
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Uses of Entacapone

Entacapone is used in the treatment of parkinson's disease.
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Side effects of Entacapone

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Fatigue, Confusion, Angina pectoris, Constipation, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Nightmare, Hallucination, Increased sweating, Fall, Abnormality of voluntary movements, Urine discolouration.

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How to use Entacapone

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. Avoid Syncapone 150 tablet with high protein meals such as cottage cheese, Swiss cheese, protein powder, eggs and milk.

How SYNCAPONE 150 TABLET works

Entacapone works by increasing the amount of dopamine, a chemical messenger that is needed to control movements in the brain.

In Depth Information on SYNCAPONE 150 TABLET

Expert advice for Levodopa

  • 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.

Expert advice for Carbidopa

  • Take carbidopa with food along with levodopa.
  • Do not take iron salts (eg. ferrous sulfate), within 2 hours before or 2 hours after taking carbidopa.
  • If you have been taking levodopa alone, do not start taking carbidopa until at least 12 hours after your final dose of levodopa.
  • Do not use carbidopa if you are allergic to carbidopa or any other ingredient.
  • Do not use carbidopa if you have narrow-angle glaucoma.
  • Avoid using carbidopa in pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breast-feeding.
  • Do not take carbidopa, if you have undiagnosed skin growths, skin cancer, or a history of skin cancer; heart problems; ulcers; seizures ; blood pressure problems; asthma or lung problems; liver or kidney problems; blood or hormone problems.
  • Avoid taking carbidopa if you suffer from mental or mood problems, or suicidal thoughts or attempts.
  • Take precaution if you have a diet that is high in protein as it may decrease your body's ability to absorb carbidopa.
  • Take precaution if you are undergoing any tests for urine glucose or urine ketones, carbidopa may cause the results of some tests to be wrong.
  • Consult your doctor if you have increased sexual urges, unusual urges to gamble, or other intense urges while taking this medicine.
  • In some cases after using carbidopa sweat, urine, or saliva appears dark in color, such as red, brown, or black. It is not a harmful side effect, but it may cause staining of clothes or bed sheets.
  • Carbidopa may cause drowsiness, dizziness, light-headedness or sudden sleep. Do not drive or use machinery while using it.
  • Do not take alcohol along with carbidopa.

Expert advice for Entacapone

  • Seek advice if you experience any new, unusual, or increased urges (eg, gambling, sexual urges) while using entacapone.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop symptoms of Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (fever, stiff muscles, confusion, abnormal thinking, fast or irregular heartbeat, and sweating) which is a possibly fatal syndrome that can be caused by entacapone.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as entacapone may cause dizziness or drowsiness.
  • Do not consume alcohol as it may worsen the side effects of entacapone.
  • Avoid situations (such as hot weather, exercise) which may aggravate the side effects of entacapone (dizziness, light-headedness, or fainting). To prevent such side effects, sit up or stand slowly, especially in the morning.
  • Take precautions to stay hydrated as entacapone may cause diarrhea, which typically begins within 4 to 12 weeks of starting the treatment. Seek immediate medical attention, if you have severe, persistent, or watery diarrhea.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Warnings
Special precautions for SYNCAPONE 150 TABLET
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Syncapone 150 tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Syncapone 150 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Syncapone 150 tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
CAUTION
Patients who have experienced somnolence and/or an episode of sudden sleep onset must refrain from driving or operating machines .

. Advise patients to exercise caution while driving or operating machinery.
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for SYNCAPONE 150 TABLET

Frequently asked questions for 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.
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Frequently asked questions for Carbidopa

Q. What is carbidopa used for/ what does carbidopa treat/ Is carbidopa a dopamine agonist/ a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI)/ addictive/ a blood thinner?
Carbidopa is used in combination with other drug levodopa to treat symptoms associated with Parkinson disease and parkinsonism-like symptoms caused by other conditions. It is neither a dopamine agonist, nor a MAOI. It can be addictive and cause blood thinning in some patients
Q. Is carbidopa levodopa/ Is carbidopa levodopa a controlled substance/ a MAOI/ a narcotic/ is carbidopa-levodopa addiction?
Carbidopa works by helping levodopa to reach the brain. It is not a controlled substance, a MAOI, a narcotic. Some people may get addicted to carbidopa levodopa treatment for experiencing better sense of well-being
Q. How does carbidopa effect levodopa?
Carbidopa prevents conversion of levodopa to dopamine in the bloodstream, providing a larger amount of levodopa to relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease
Q. Does carbidopa get you high/lower blood pressure/cause hallucinations/cause constipation?
Carbidopa can get some people high, it can cause side effects such as low blood pressure, hallucinations and constipation
Q. Does carbidopa cross the blood brain barrier?
Carbidopa itself cannot cross the blood brain barrier but it allows peripheral levodopa in doing so
Q. How does carbidopa affect the on-off phenomenon?
Patients treated with levodopa therapy for Parkinson's disease may develop motor fluctuations characterized by end-of-dose failure, peak dose dyskinesia, and akinesia. The advanced form of motor fluctuations ('on-off’ phenomenon) is characterized by unpredictable swings from mobility to immobility. Although the causes of the motor fluctuations are not completely understood, in some patients they may be attenuated by treatment regimens that produce steady plasma levels of levodopa
Q. What does carbidopa levodopa look like?
Carbidopa levopoda is basically available in circular, oval or elliptical form and in different colors and sizes which varies for different brands.
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Frequently asked questions for Entacapone

Q. Is entacapone a dopamine agonist?
No, entacapone is not a dopamine agonist
Q. Is entacapone a controlled substance?
Yes, entacapone is a controlled substance and may not be available OTC
Q. Does entacapone cross the bbb?
No, entacapone does not cross the blood brain barrier
Q. Does entacapone lower blood pressure?
No, entacapone does not lower blood pressure.
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