Sinemet

Active Ingredient(s): Carbidopa + Levodopa
FDA Approved: * May 2, 1975
Pharm Company: * BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB
Category: Parkinsons

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Sinemet 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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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/Carbidopa/levodopa

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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.

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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...

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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?

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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 Sinemet: (10 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0006-3915 Sinemet 10/100 Oral Tablet by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  • 0006-3916 Sinemet 25-100 Oral Tablet by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  • 0006-3917 Sinemet 25/250 Oral Tablet by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  • 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
  • 0056-0601 Sinemet CR (Carbidopa 25 mg / Levodopa 100 mg) Extended Release Tablet by Bristol-myers Squibb Pharma Company
  • 0056-0647 Sinemet 10/100 Oral Tablet by Bristol-myers Squibb Pharma Company
  • 0056-0650 Sinemet 25-100 Oral Tablet by Bristol-myers Squibb Pharma Company
  • 0056-0654 Sinemet 25/250 Oral Tablet by Bristol-myers Squibb Pharma Company

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