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    Levodopa + Carbidopa

    Information about Levodopa + Carbidopa

    Levodopa + carbidopa uses

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

    How levodopa + carbidopa works

    This 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.

    Common side effects of levodopa + carbidopa

    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)

    Available Medicine for Levodopa + Carbidopa

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    Content on this page was last updated on 29 March, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)