Levodopa

Category: Parkinsons



Levodopa Overview

L-DOPA (/ldop/), also known as levodopa (/lvodop/) or L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine is an amino acid that is made and used as part of the normal biology of humans, as well as some animals and plants. Humans, as well as a portion of the other animals that utilize L-DOPA in their biology, make it via biosynthesis from the amino acid L-tyrosine. L-DOPA is the precursor to the neurotransmitters dopamine, norepinephrine (noradrenaline), and epinephrine (adrenaline), which are collectively known as ...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L-DOPA

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Syndopa Cr

what is the difference between Syndopa CR & Syndopa Plus? ## It is requested to let me know the side effects of Syndopa Plus medicine. My father-in-law is suffering from Alzerma and doctor has prescribed the said medicine. By taking this medicine, is patient felt drowsiness? Or any other effect. Please let me know. Rajesh ## They both contain Levodopa and Carbidopa, however.... In the Plus, the doses are 100mg and 25mgs respectively. The CR is a time released formulation and it offers an additional dosage of 50mgs and 200mgs, in addition to the dosage listed above. Learn more Levodopa details here. Learn more Carbidopa details here. And side effects may include: nausea, dizziness and drowsiness. Are there any other questions? ## My father is suffering from Parkinson's for the la...

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whats shelf life of carbi levodopa 25 100

what is the shelf like of carbi/levodopa 25/100 arlene ## Hello, Arlene! How are you? If they are in a bottle as dispensed by your pharmacy, tablets expire one year from the date they were dispensed to you, because they are then exposed to the elements that cause degradation. If they are in the originally factory sealed bottle, they are usually good for at least 3 years, from the date of sealing. This medication is most commonly used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, hypotension and vivid dreams. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hi , now that Synaptic Forte is no longer available. Is there a replacement that is as good as Synaptic. Thanks

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take one tablet ( levodopa) times a day

What is the best time to drink my medicine?I need to drink my levodopa ( for Parkinson ) 5 times a day 1 tablet. Is it 24 hours divine 5 ? Is like every 5 hours i need to take my medicine?If i take my medicine 8 am , 1pm,6pm, 11pm and 4 am is it right? But i do not want to wake up 4 am in the morning to drink medicine, because i need to eat first and then after 30 minutes i can drink my medicine. What can i do?

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Taking Syndopa, Premipex and Pacitane

I was on the following medication: Syndopa, Premipex and Pacitane. I stopped for a year and a half, then restarted. What is the proper way to take these medications in conjunction with one another and how much of a time gap should be given before each dose?

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difficulty facing with levodopa and carbidopa

My wife is suffering from PD in the age of 36 year and the doctor was advised syndopa plus, but after three years she has develop adverse effects like dyskinesia,muscle stiffness, difficulty in speech,depression,some time the drug is not responding, need your valuable suggestion. ## She's perhaps needing an increase of Syndopa+ frequency. Check with neuro doctor :) ## I am suffering from writers cramp from 15 yrs. Pl. suggest me for cure

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levodopa and carbidopa

What are the risks of combining these two drugs with LUMIGAN, ELIPTIC AND DUOTRAN (prescribed for glaucoma)? ## Hello, Colleen! How are you? Generally, they all increase the effects of each other, thus the dosages should be carefully calculated by your doctor and they should be monitoring you regularly to stave off any problems. The U.S. FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and drowsiness. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Is there any difference between levAdopa and levOdopa

Is there any difference besides spelling between levAdopa and levOdopa? ## Hello, David! How are you? No, one has just been spelled wrong. The correct spelling is Levodopa. This medication may cause side effects, such as hypotension, nausea, disorientation and hair loss. Is there anything else I can help with?

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levodopa and tramadol combination

what are the effects of tramadol combined with levodopa? Tq. Bil O. ## Hello, Billy! How are you? I didn't find any interactions or problems listed between these two medications, but you should double check with your doctor or pharmacist to be certain. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Lavodopa

I have talked to several people who have said that they did not have good results when they were switched from the brand to the generic. I am having trouble with walking. I think maybe I could be having trouble because I am using the generic, Have you seen patients that have had similar complaints? Thanks ## Hi, Ginger! Sorry about the problem that you're having. There are always people that have problems with generics, because there can be fluctuations in the amount of the active ingredient, when switching from the name brand to the generic. It doesn't affect everyone, but some people are sensitive to any change, or it can occur if you were taking the name brand for a very long time. Learn more Levodopa details here. Have you tried asking your doctor to prescribe it as the bran...

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yellow pill 10025

Front of oblong yellow pill. APO Number on the back of the pill 10025 ## Hi Joan, Based on my research, an oval yellow tablet, scored, with "100 25" on one side and "APO" engraved on the other, is identified as Apo-Levocarb from Canada, containing: Levodopa (100mg) + Carbidopa (25mg). DIN (Drug Identification Number): 02195941 Inactive ingredients: croscarmellose sodium D&C Yellow No. 10 Aluminum Lake magnesium stearate microcrystalline cellulose sorbitol The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms. You can learn more about this drug on the page for Carbidopa + Levodopa Details I hope this info helps!

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Levodopa
  • Capsule: 100mg, 250mg, 500mg
  • Powder: 42mg
  • Tablet: 100mg, 250mg, 500mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Levodopa: (9 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 43742-0027 L Dopa 6 [hp_x]/Ml Oral Liquid by Deseret Biologicals, Inc.
  • 43742-0697 L Dopa 6 [Hp_x]/Ml Oral Liquid by Deseret Biologicals, Inc.
  • 43742-1307 L-dopa 8 [Hp_x]/Ml Oral Liquid by Deseret Biologicals, Inc.
  • 43857-0226 L-dopa 6 [hp_x]/Ml Oral Liquid by Bioactive Nutritional, Inc.
  • 43857-0265 L Dopa 4 [hp_x]/Ml Oral Liquid by Bioactive Nutritional, Inc.
  • 44911-0035 L Dopa Phenolic 6 [hp_x]/Ml Oral Liquid by Energique, Inc.
  • 57520-0149 L-dopa 30 [hp_c]/Ml Oral Liquid by Apotheca Company
  • 57520-0372 L Dopa Phenolic 30 [hp_c]/Ml Oral Liquid by Apotheca Company
  • 57520-0864 L Dopa 6 [Hp_x]/Ml Oral Liquid by Apotheca Company

Other drugs which contain Levodopa or a similar ingredient: (13 results)

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levodopa and carbidopa
What are the risks of combining these two drugs with LUMIGAN, ELIPTIC AND DUOTRAN (prescribed for glaucoma)? ## Hello, C... 1 reply
levodopa and tramadol combination
what are the effects of tramadol combined with levodopa? Tq. Bil O. ## Hello, Billy! How are you? I didn't find any ... 1 reply
Carbidopa/Levodopa Drug Information
Parkinsons disease ## would like to know all side effects for this medication ## 3rd day on carb/levo, feeling sick, sle... 7 replies
Carbidopa Levodopa 93 / 293
Round yellow scored tablet 93/293 ## My mother-in-law takes carbidopa (sinemet). Part of her pills say 93-293, and part ... 4 replies
Carbidopa Levodopa With Food Or Antacid
Do I have to give this to my mom before food or an antacid pill? ## Hello, Robert! How are you? This medication should b... 1 reply
Carbidopa Levodopa ER
what is the color? any numbers? ## Once a medication is available in generic form, it is manufactured by many different ... 2 replies
take one tablet ( levodopa) times a day
What is the best time to drink my medicine?I need to drink my levodopa ( for Parkinson ) 5 times a day 1 tablet. Is it 2...
difficulty facing with levodopa and carbidopa
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
whats shelf life of carbi levodopa 25 100
what is the shelf like of carbi/levodopa 25/100 arlene ## Hello, Arlene! How are you? If they are in a bottle as dispens... 2 replies
generic Rytary - carbidopa and levodopa
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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