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On sinemet 2 times per day 62.5. I want off this to try other alternatives first how do I safely do this. I do not agree
with my diagnosis of pd.?
See your doctor: If you can't find any common ground then it's best to part ways and find a physician you feel mors comfortable with. That said, you should negotiate a time period during which you can try alternatives before resuming orthodox therapy. Your doctor will help wean you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
I take Aricept 1o mg and sinement 100 mg. I want to know how is best taken. Like with or without food?
Small dose: In view of the reactions at the start (mostly gastrointestinal ) it is best to start with a very small dose e.g. Half a tablet of 25/100 and very gradually increase by increments on a daily basis even people tolerating much bigger dosages later should start slowly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Parkinsons - Is it true that the bioequivalent dose of Sinement CR is 75-80% of the regular Sinemet?
Answer varies: The bioequivalent dose actually depends on the dose that is needed, your metabolism, what other medicines you use, an your experience with these medicines. The ratio of sinemet CR to regular sinemet may vary from 50% to 100% of the regular dose. Your number (75%) is right inbetween. For 600 mg regular sinemet, most would start with 300 mg sinemet CR. ...Read more
Have trouble getting up after DBS surgery for Parkinson’s. Could it be due to reduction in Sinement about 50% or has to do with suboptimal stimulation?
Need to talk: Directly to your movement specialist. This could be related to some many things from your reduction of Sinemet to some complication related to your DBS implantation. Don't get caught up spending too much time online, seek the input of your caregivers who know you best. Best of luck. ...Read more
Why is Sinemet CR is inferior to regular Sinement in terms of strength even though they carry the same mg in terms of dose for Parkinsons?
See below: Sinemet® (carbidopa-levodopa) is a combination of Carbidopa and Levodopa for the treatment of parkinson's disease and syndrome.Sinemet® cr (carbidopa-levodopa) is a sustained-release combination of Carbidopa and Levodopa for the treatment of parkinson's disease and syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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