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A 69-year-old female asked:

which is more likely to increase psychoses. increasing stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) from 125 to 150 on the same schedule or changing the dosage from 6 to 7 per day ?

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Less risk by inc frq: In the treatment of Parkinson's patients with Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) it is generally believed that increased frequency of medication dosage is preferable for a variety of reasons including less risk of precipitating psychoses by the medication. Having said that-the most honest answer is "you will never know until you try it."

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