Carbidopa + Levodopa

Category: Parkinsons



Carbidopa + Levodopa Overview

Carbidopa/levodopa, also known as levocarb and co-careldopa, is the combination of the two medications carbidopa and levodopa.[1] It is primarily used to manage the symptoms of Parkinson's disease but does not change the course of the disease.[1] It is taken by mouth.[1] It can take two to three weeks of treatment before benefits are seen.[2] Each dose then begins working in about ten minutes with a duration of effect of about fi...

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SIDE EFFECTS. TREMORS ?

SINCE I STARTED TAKING CRBIDIO LEVO, I HAVE GRADUALLY NOTICED JAW TREMORS AND MY OPPOSITE HAND START ING THE SAME SHAKING AS MY RIGHT HAND DOES. IS THIS A SIDE EFFECTFROM THE MEDICATION? ## I have developed jaw tremors too. It is not constant though frequent. Most notable late in the day the tremor seems very undesirable. I'm ugly enough without the movement attracting attention to my face. ## Yes, it has been known to cause tremors as a side effect, according to FDA warnings, along with nausea, dizziness, Anxiety, insomnia, dry mouth, and hypotension. Sometimes they go away, once your body gets used to the medication, but sometimes you may need a dosage adjustment, or to try a different medications. Has anyone else experienced this issue?

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Restless Leg Syndrome

I have RLS and it's getting worse. I was taking .25 mg. 3x Day along with gabapentin. I still take gabapentin. My neurologis had me try Requip 2 mg at bedtime but my ins. co. won't cover it. He has now prescribed carbidopa Levo to take one at bedtime. I've done this for two nights and have not slept a skidget! Also, the RLS is in full bloom even after taking this. Maybe because I'm awake? RLS isn't fatal but my goodness it's enough to drive me to drink. Is there a connection? What would be the next medication? ## I don't know if this will help you but it sure has helped many people with RLS. It is dark healthy chocolate with very high antioxidant levels, low sugar, low fat. The pure unprocessed cacao in this has other health benefits as well. It is absolutely...

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major restless legs problem

Have had restless legs and arms for years. Take 2 mg of require daily but it's not enough. Tried 600 mg of gabapentin a day that didn't work. Now trying carbidopa-levodopa with the requip. Anybody else get this to work? Also have severe sleep apnea with clap and anemia. ## Requip not require ## Hello, Ritz! How is the new combination working for you? You may experience some common side effects, such as nausea, hypotension, hair loss and auditory hallucinations. ## Have you looked into Iron deficiency? I just started 300 mg gabapentin to see if my periodic limb movement disorder will improve. Just 2 nights in and have had some anxiety open waking. Have you found any relief? I know Iron is a big connection to restless legs but not sure about the testing you need for it. I think yo...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Carbidopa + Levodopa
  • Capsule, Extended Release: 23.75mg + 95mg, 36.25mg + 145mg, 48.75mg + 195mg, 61.25mg + 245mg
  • Suspension: 4.63mg + 20mg, 4.63mg/ml + 20mg/ml
  • Tablet: 10mg + 100mg, 25mg + 100mg, 25mg + 250mg, 50mg + 200mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 25mg + 100mg, 50mg + 200mg
  • Tablet, For Suspension: 10mg + 100mg, 25mg + 100mg, 25mg + 250mg
  • Tablet, Orally Disintegrated: 10mg + 100mg, 25mg + 100mg, 25mg + 250mg
  • Tablet, Orally Disintegrating: 10mg + 100mg, 25mg + 100mg, 25mg + 250mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Carbidopa + Levodopa: (130 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0006-3918 Sinemet CR (Carbidopa 25 mg / Levodopa 100 mg) Extended Release Tablet by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  • 0006-3919 Sinemet CR 50-200 Extended Release Tablet by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  • 0056-0521 Sinemet CR 50-200 Extended Release Tablet by Bristol-myers Squibb Pharma Company
  • 0074-3012 Duopa Enteral Suspension by Abbvie Inc.
  • 0093-0292 Carbidopa 10 mg / L-dopa 100 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-0293 Carbidopa 25 mg / L-dopa 100 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-0294 Carbidopa 25 mg / L-dopa 250 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0115-3911 Carbidopa 50 mg / L-dopa 200 mg Extended Release Tablet by Global Pharmaceuticals, Division of Impax Laboratories Inc.
  • 0115-3922 Carbidopa 25 mg / L-dopa 100 mg Extended Release Tablet by Global Pharmaceuticals, Division of Impax Laboratories Inc.
  • 0182-1176 Carbidopa 25 mg / L-dopa 100 mg Oral Tablet by Goldline Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0182-1949 Carbidopa 25 mg / L-dopa 100 mg Oral Tablet by Goldline Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0228-2538 Carbidopa 10 mg / L-dopa 100 mg Oral Tablet by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0228-2539 Carbidopa 25 mg / L-dopa 100 mg Oral Tablet by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0228-2540 Carbidopa 25 mg / L-dopa 250 mg Oral Tablet by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0378-0078 Carbidopa 10 mg / L-dopa 100 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-0085 Carbidopa 25 mg / L-dopa 100 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-0088 Carbidopa 25 mg / L-dopa 100 mg Extended Release Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-0094 Carbidopa 50 mg / L-dopa 200 mg Extended Release Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-1133 Carbidopa 25 mg / L-dopa 250 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-5051 Carbidopa 10 mg / L-dopa 100 mg Disintegrating Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 110 more results ...

Drugs with one or more similar ingredients: (14 results)

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Is this medication available in a generic form yet, or can I only get my prescription filled with the brand name? ## The... 1 reply
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My wife is suffering from PD in the age of 36 year and the doctor was advised syndopa plus, but after three years she ha... 2 replies
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APO 132 ## Carbidopa-Levo how does it helpParkisons ## Thanks ## Levodopa converts to dopamine (a hormone which helps co... 3 replies
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Are there any programs that can offer assistance with my monthly medications? ## Hello, Dale! How are you? Each page of ... 1 reply
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Levo ER 50/200myl--pill says on it mylan on 1 side and 9/4 on the other ## Yes, purple scored oval pill with mylan on 1 ... 1 reply




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