Medicine Overview of Syndopa Tablet
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. Syndopa 275 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Syndopa 275 Tablet with high protein meals such as cottage cheese, Swiss cheese, protein powder, eggs and milk.
Syndopa 275 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 Syndopa Tablet
- You have been prescribed Levodopa+Carbidopa 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 Levodopa+Carbidopa 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.
Syndopa Tablet related warnings
Syndopa 275 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Syndopa 275 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.
Syndopa 275 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 Syndopa 275 Tablet, but when the treatment was stopped, lactation returned to normal levels.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
As Syndopa 275 Tablet may cause dizziness, drowsiness, double vision, which may affect your ability to react which may affect your ability to drive.
Syndopa 275 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Syndopa 275 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Syndopa 275 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Syndopa 275 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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