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Probably not bad: I had to look up rhodiola as that was one i had never heard of. There are no reasons, at least theoretically, that the two should be a problem. I did a literature search and there are no articles in the medical literature looking at rhodiola and sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa). There are some laboratory papers that suggest rhodiola should be helpful in pd, but i could not find any clinical studies in people. ...Read more
Does seroquel or escitalipram interfere with stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) and/or requip?
Very safe: This medicine has been out for forty years and has been a miracle drug for pd patients. There are potential issues for people who have been on it for a long time or at high doses (ie fluctuations, dyskinesias), but nearly every pd patient who goes on it feels better. It will not damage your liver, kidneys or any other organ. Because of the above issues, it may not be the first med used in pd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking Stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) 125X6, Requip 6mg X2. What sinus medicine can I take?
Hard to know: Are you referring to prescription medication or over the counter formulations? Do you have a specific one in mind? You can also ask your local pharmacist and they should be able to help you answer this question. ...Read more
No: not without increasing other side effectsGet a more detailed answer ›
Dosages : Dosages are adjusted for the specific needs of each patient - there is no standard dose for any specific time period. Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) comes in carbadopa-levodopa doses of 10-100, 25-250, and 25-100. These can be combined and given at various times throughout the day to best relieve the symptoms of parkinson's disease. If you are not sure of your dose or the dose of someone you are caring for, you need to call the doctor that prescribed the medication to clarify. Good luck! ...Read more
Varies by response: Bupropion comes in several verstions--immediate release, twoce daily dosage form, and once-daily doseage form. Typical ranges are 200 to 450 mg a day. 450 mg is the maximum recommended doses because there is an increased risk of seizures above that dose. As with all antidepressants, the dose any individual needs varies and depends on condition being treated and side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slowly: Depends on dosing/schedule, but its very important to taper very slowly. It would be best to call your prescribing doctor and have them give you a clear tapering schedule. ...Read more
High sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) doses without Parkinson's how do I get off sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa). No doctor at present.?
That depends: upon the reason that you are taking Sinemet, (carbidopa and levodopa) the dose you are taking, and the duration that you have been taking it. Discontinuing medication is usually safer and better tolerated if it is done in a slow stepwise manner. That is my slowly reducing the dosage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Because of cost considerations its worth trying it for a while. Watch for peak dose dyskinesis and dose failures or wearing off. ...Read more
Slow taper: If sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) needs to be stopped, depending on the amount and indication for the medication, the most desire able way is to taper the medication. Parkinson's patients can have severe side effects if sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) is abruptly stopped. ...Read more
250mg/day: Maximum recommended daily dose is 250mg, but some psychiatrist may push a bit further. If at 250mg/day and symptoms not controlled, pushing higher dose is not likely to benefit. Adding other medication, change of meds, or combining with cognitive/behavioral therapy probably is a better way to go then pushing too much of one drug--just my humble opinion. Consult your doc. Best of luck to you. ...Read more