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A 34-year-old member asked:

How effective is this medicine for treating parkinson's disease: sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) (carbidopa-levodopa)?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Probably the best: This medication has never been supplanted, and is still the standard to treat the Parkinsonian issue with dopamine depletion.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How safe is the parkinson tablet sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa)?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Ther are side effect: Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) average satisfaction score 62% of patients are at least somewhat satisfied with sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa). All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Confusion; constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; headache; increased sweating; loss of appetite; nausea; taste changes; trouble sleeping; upset stomach; urinary tract infection; vomiting.

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Last updated May 3, 2015

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