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    Levodopa + Benserazide

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    Levodopa + benserazide uses

    Levodopa+Benserazide is used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

    How levodopa + benserazide works

    This is a combination of two medicines: Levodopa and Benserazide which treat Parkinsonism. Levodopa is a dopamine precursor which gets converted to dopamine, a chemical messenger that controls movement in the brain. Benserazide is a peripheral decarboxylase inhibitor which prevents breakdown of levodopa allowing it to enter the brain and increase dopamine levels.

    Common side effects of levodopa + benserazide

    Nausea, Vomiting, Dryness in mouth, Constipation, Anxiety, Dizziness, Headache, Abnormal dreams, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Abnormality of voluntary movements

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    Content on this page was last updated on 16 April, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)