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on 450mg wellbutrin, (bupropion) 2mg of mirapex for depression. I do not have rls/parkinsons. Mirpex cause bad insomnia. Sinemet might be be better option?

 on 450mg wellbutrin, (bupropion) 2mg of mirapex for depression. I do not have rls/parkinsons. Mirpex cause bad insomnia.  Sinemet might be be better option?

Probably not: if you do not have Parkinsonism Or rls. I am not sure why you would need mirapex or simemet in combo with Wellbutrin (bupropion). All 3 are dopamine agonists and could contribute to insomnia. I have used mirtazepine or paroxetine in combination with Wellbutrin (bupropion). Both are antidepressants and usually sedating, but discuss with prescribing doc. There may be some other reason you are on the mirapex ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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I have Parkinson's and take senimet. A side effect is sleeplessness. What can I take or do you recommend to combat this?

I have Parkinson's and take senimet.  A side effect is sleeplessness.  What can I take or do you recommend to combat this?

Parkinson's Disease: The treatment of parkinson's disease is a real challenge. The tiredness and fatigue are common side effects from the medications, but the illness causes to have lower energy and muscular strength. Using extended release medications in the evening could improve the energy level in the morning, but they need to be adjusted properly to reduce the symptoms of the disease and prevent shakiness. ...Read more

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What happens if I take carbidopa and levodopa?

What happens if I take carbidopa and levodopa?

See below: Carbidopa-levodopa is a generic medication for Parkinson's disease and helps dopamine brain connections. Why would you want to take this if you do NOT have Parkinson's?? ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa)?

Please describe the medication: sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa)?

Carbidopa/levodopa: Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) is a combination drug that contains Carbidopa and levodopa. It is most commonly prescribed for parkinson's disease but may also be prescribed for other conditions including restless legs syndrome. ...Read more

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What is the typical dosage of sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) cr?

What is the typical dosage of sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) cr?

Sinemet-CR: This has to be determined by careful titration thru your doctor. Initial dose is usually 50-200. Consult your Neurologist. ...Read more

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What does sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) consist of and what is cr?

What does sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) consist of and what is cr?

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 more

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I took 9 sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) tablet a day, is that to much?

Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa): Not sure what milligram each, but if that's what your doctor prescribed & your symptoms are under control & you are tolerating the medication well, then you should be ok. ...Read more

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What is the maximum dosage per day for Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) tablets?

What is the maximum dosage per day for Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) tablets?

Variable, but: In my experience, the maximum Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) dosing is the 25/250 tab four times daily, and if this seems to wear off, one can add Comtan (entacapone). Problem with going too high with L-DOPA is incidence of dyskinesias. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Sinemet (Definition)

Sinemet is a dopamine affecting agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more


Dr. James Lin
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Carbidopa And Levodopa (Definition)

Carbidopa|levodopa is an ear drop which is a kind of ...Read more