Syndopa CR 125 Tablet

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Introduction

Syndopa CR 125 Tablet is a combination of two medicines used to treat Parkinson’s disease. It is one of the most effective medications to relives symptoms of Parkinson’s disease such as tremor, muscle stiffness and difficulty moving.

Syndopa CR 125 Tablet can be taken without food but it is better to avoid high protein diet and dairy products while taking this medicine. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. You should never skip any doses and try to finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Do not stop taking medicine until told by your doctor as it can cause harmful effects.

This medicine may cause side effects like nausea, vomiting, dryness in mouth, constipation, and headache. Initially, this medicine may cause a sudden drop in blood pressure when you change positions, so it's better to rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It causes a sudden onset of dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.

Take caution while taking medicine if you are suffering from liver or kidney disease. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Syndopa Tablet PR

Benefits of Syndopa Tablet PR

In Parkinson's disease

Syndopa CR 125 Tablet is one of the most effective medications to relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease such as tremors, muscle stiffness and difficulty moving. It increases the amount of a chemical called dopamine in the brain which helps in coordination of body movements. This medicine can therefore enhance the quality of life by improving the ability to carry out daily functions in a better manner.

Side effects of Syndopa Tablet PR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Syndopa

  • 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 Syndopa Tablet PR

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. Syndopa CR 125 Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Avoid Syndopa CR 125 Tablet with high protein meals such as cottage cheese, Swiss cheese, protein powder, eggs and milk.

How Syndopa Tablet PR works

Syndopa CR 125 Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Levodopa and Carbidopa which treats 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Syndopa CR 125 Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Syndopa CR 125 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Syndopa CR 125 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Partial to complete suppression of lactation was seen in mothers on the treatment with Syndopa CR 125 Tablet, but when the treatment was stopped, lactation returned to normal levels.
Driving
UNSAFE
Syndopa CR 125 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As Syndopa CR 125 Tablet may cause dizziness, drowsiness, double vision, which may affect your ability to react which may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Syndopa CR 125 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Syndopa CR 125 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Syndopa CR 125 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Syndopa CR 125 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Syndopa Tablet PR?

If you miss a dose of Syndopa CR 125 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Syndopa CR 125 Tablet to treat your symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
  • 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 Syndopa CR 125 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.

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Patient Concerns

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treatment for Parkinson's disease taking now syndopa cr 125, raslect n other medicine isn't this disease fully curable pls help n give u r opinion
Dr. Ravindra Srivastava
Neuro Surgery
MEDICINE CONTROLS THE SYMTOMS. IF MEDICINES FAIL TO CONTROL THE DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION SURGERY IS BEING DONE.
Sir my father diagonosed parkinson plus disease ,having stiffness in all joints and bedridden .Moreover both femur bone operated and having plate since2014.kindly suggest treatment
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
Tab syndopa half tab thrice a day Physiotherapy
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Q. What is Syndopa CR 125 Tablet?

Syndopa CR 125 Tablet 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, Syndopa CR 125 Tablet 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 Syndopa CR 125 Tablet when my symptoms are relieved?

No, you should continue to take Syndopa CR 125 Tablet, even if you feel well. Do not stop taking Syndopa CR 125 Tablet without talking to your doctor. If you suddenly stop taking Syndopa CR 125 Tablet, 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 Syndopa CR 125 Tablet cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Syndopa CR 125 Tablet 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 Syndopa CR 125 Tablet cause dark urine?

Yes, the consumption Syndopa CR 125 Tablet 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 Syndopa CR 125 Tablet?

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 Syndopa CR 125 Tablet take to cure Parkinson’s disease?

Syndopa CR 125 Tablet controls Parkinson's disease but does not cure it. It may take several months before you feel the full benefit of Syndopa CR 125 Tablet.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medication?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Syndopa CR 125 Tablet 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.

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References

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Country of Origin: India

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