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Sinemet and Atrial Fibrillation

My dad just started Sinemet 1/2 pill of 25-100 once a day. I read from various websites that one of the side effects is Atrial Fibrillation from taking this medicine. I'd like to solicit your experience on the use of this drug, particularly related to possibility of causing Atrial Fib. Thanks. ## It has been known to cause irregular heart beats, according to FDA reports, along with nausea, dizziness, headache, and increased urination. Are you on any other medications? What does his doctor think has caused it? The NIH does list it as possibly being caused by various medications, as well as various medical conditions, thus there is a chance there might be more at play here than the Sinemet.

Sinemet cr 25/100 by Mylan Pharmaceuticals

Payless says Mylan is no longer making this generic Sinemet cr 25/100 tab. I cannot use Sun manufacturing company. I need help. I take 1 purple pill that has 88 on one side and Mylan on the other every 3 hours. I am 83 with advanced Parkinson's.

Sinemet dosage

I have been extremely lightheaded taking sinemet 25/100 3 and 4 times daily. Can it be taken once daily? ## Hello, Judy! How are you feeling? Has there been any change? You should take it according to your doctor's prescribing instructions. Side effects are typically transient and tend to go away, once your body gets used to a medication, but that usually takes about 4 to 5 weeks of taking it at the same consistent dose, as reported by the NIH. Other side effects may include nausea, and headache.

what is the difference between cr and er Sinemet

I take generic Sinemet 25/100. What is the difference between Rytary and Sinemet, besides price? ## There is no different, both the CR and ER just designate them as being time released formulation of the medication, according to the NIH, otherwise, the active ingredients and the way they act in the body are the same. If one is too expensive, there is no harm in trying the cheaper versions, all are still approved by the FDA. The typical side effects of this medication are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, rash, hiccups, and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with?

Sinemet does not work in the afternoon

My father (63), PD patient for around 20 years. We always had hard time adjusting a perfect dosage for him. # Right now he is in 8 sinemet (25/100) pills 4 hrs apart. One every dose he takes 1 regular and 1 CR Problem: the only good onstate he gets is after first dose. But in the afternoon most of the time the meda dont work Other: he takes ropinirole (.25) 3 times and Amantadine (100) 2 times Need help, 1. Can i increase hos dosage? 2. Any other meds can improve Sinemet effectiveness? ## Hello, Muhammad! How is your dad doing? You shouldn't adjust the dosage of any of his medications, without his doctor's approval. What else is different in the afternoon that could be affecting it? Is he more active at that time of day? Less active? Does he eat more? Does he take his medication...

decreasing sinemet

I have been taking sinemet 25/100 for parkinsons. I was taking 8 a day with dr. permission. I began taking more without permission to ward off what i call parkinsons attacks. My dr scolded me and told me to try to go back to 8. I feel the need for another doe before time for the scheduled dose if i only take 8 a day. I realize its like withdrawl from drugs. but do you have any suggestions for me to keep feeling ok without the extra pills? ## Hello, Pam! How are you? Sinemet doesn't work that way, actually. You can't just randomly take more some days to ward off symptoms. For it to be effective a consistent dose needs to be taken daily for about 4 to 5 weeks. It also won't cause severe withdrawal symptoms, since it's not a habit forming medication and you're still tak...

carb/levo 25-100 MG for parkinsons

Are there any generic versions of this tablet either er or direct version which contain different coloring ingredients than the original sinmet product? ## @Dr. Perry, From what I could gather, Sinemet (Carbidopa + Levodopa) by Merck Pharma reportedly contains the following inactive ingredients: hydroxypropyl cellulose + pregelatinized starch + crospovidone + microcrystalline cellulose + magnesium stearate. NOTE: FD&C Blue #2 are also present in the 10mg/100mg and 25mg/250mg dosage forms; whereas D&C Yellow #10 Lake is used in the 25mg/100mg dosage form. As far as an alternative goes, I did notice that Sandoz makes a generic Carbidopa + Levodopa (w/ the addition of Entacapone) marketed for treating similar conditions, but does have a different list of inactive ingredients: corn ...

How to Reduce Carbo-Levo and Stop Medication

My mother is showing undesirable side effects of this medication and is ready to stop taking it. She's taking one tablet of Sinemet, three times per day. What is proper strategy to stop? Gradually? All at once? Implications ## Hello, Mike! How is she doing? How long has she been taking it? Side effects are normal and should eventually taper off, once her body adjusts to the medication. Has she consulted her doctor about the problem? They would be the best person to advise her on this matter.

Is Sinemet Better Than Generic Carb Levo

The generic 50-200 carb/levo seems to not be as effective as sinemet. should I get only sinemet, not generics ## If the sinemet works better I would stay with that. Especially when u are not having good results on the generic. Talk to your doc & request "Dispense As Written" and have script written for sinemet. ## Great advice Tracy! I thought I'd mention that generic medications are allowed (by the FDA) to contain up to 20% more or less of the actual active ingredients. This factor, along with different inactive ingredients (binders/fillers) could enable you to have a completely different reaction to each medication. Therefore, that may be the cause of the problem you're having with the generic. I've also read that one pill amongst an entire pack/bottle of a gen...

Yellow Round Pill 93

what is this pill with teva on one side and the othe side with 93 on top part and 293 on bottom side ## This is a generic for Sinemet, it contains 25mgs of Carbidopa and 100mgs of Levodopa, it's used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease. You can learn more Sinemet details here. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, gastrointestinal irritation and sleep disturbances. Is there anything else I can help with?

oval pill yellow with s 601

oval yellow pill with line in middle S on one side of line and 601 or 901 depending on which way you look at it ## this pill could be Sinemet if its a 601.....but you said its yellow so it is MOST LIKELY Alprazolam (Xanax) ## Small oval yellow 601 or 901 s is this a xanex ## To clear this one up…. The oval, yellow tablet with the S 901 imprint contains 0.5mgs of Alprazolam, the active ingredient in Xanax. This is a Benzodiazepine, so it may be habit forming and could cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache and irritability. Learn more Alprazolam details here. Are there any comments or questions? Is there anything I can help with?

Carb Levo 50/200 ER VS CR

i take levo/carb 25/100 one pill every three hr a day my doctor told me to take one pill 50/200 ER generic for sinement 50/200 CR before go to sleep. iwant to know the defrence betwen ER VS CR you think it works i do not have get up every three hr to take pill i have a low BP problem so he rocmend me to take les strong pill which is 25/100 please advise ## There is no difference between ER and CR. The ER stands for extended release and the CR stands for Controlled Release, both of which are just different ways of saying that it's a time release formulation of the medication. Learn more Sinemet details here. Are there any other questions?

Sinemet Side Effects 25/100

I'm on 25/100 of carb/levo for Parkinson, how long does it takeit to see if it is helping you?How come you won't accept this? ## This is an information only website, they do not manufacture, prescribe, cover, accept or otherwise, any medications and etc. As to how long before you know if it is helping, most medications can take approximately 4 to 6 weeks to reach their full effectiveness in the body. Have you talked to your doctor? Learn more about Carbidopa/Levodopa Details

senimet and senimet cr in conjunction

is it alright to take senimet reg and take a cr at night ,, ## Has your doctor advised you to do so? This contains Carbidopa and Levodopa, it is most commonly used to treat Parkinson's Disease and the dosing and frequency of dosing can depend on how severe someone's symptoms are. You can learn more about it here:

do you have a program to help get sinemet for free

i have no income and can no longer pay for meds can you help or have a program fr te needy ## this site does not prescribed, nor sell any medications, this is an information only website. There are some programs available, though, to help uninsure people. One you may want to look into is: Is there anything else I can help you with? ## Try asking for samples also try contacting the manufacturer they can also help provide meds.


Blue round pill ## The pill in description is called Sinemet; it contains a combination of Carbidopa (25 mg) + Levodopa (250 mg). Carbidopa + Levodopa is used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease or Parkinson-like symptoms (e.g., shakiness, stiffness, difficulty moving). You can view a more detailed description of the drug, by clicking on the link below... If you have any more questions or comments to add, please post back so I can further assist you.


treatment for parkinson's disease ## What are the indications, contraindications and side effects for Silimet, the drug treatment for parkisons's disease. ## Sorry, I can't find anything listed under this name, could you please double check the spelling? ## Okay, I did some more searching under drugs commonly used for Parkinson's disease, I believe what you are asking about is Sinemet. This is a combo drug containing Carbidopa and Levodopa. this site doesn't have a complete monograph for it on our site, so here's a link to more information that may help you find what you are looking for: Sinement PDF


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