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What is the protocol for switching a parkinsons patient from regular sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) to sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) cr?

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Slow increase: Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) CR is a 2x/day treatment vs Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) at 4x/day, so to get to twice the daily dose you need to increase dosing slowly over several days, up to a week. I suggest you talk to your doctor, who can nap out a plan to do this safely

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