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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more


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What is the typical starting dose for sinement for parkinson's?

What is the typical starting dose for sinement for parkinson's?

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 more

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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?

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 (carbidopa and levodopa) 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

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Parkinsons - Is it true that the bioequivalent dose of Sinement CR is 75-80% of the regular Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa)?

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 (carbidopa and levodopa) CR to regular sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) may vary from 50% to 100% of the regular dose. Your number (75%) is right inbetween. For 600 mg regular sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa), most would start with 300 mg sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) CR. ...Read more

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Why is Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) CR is inferior to regular Sinement in terms of strength even though they carry the same mg in terms of dose for Parkinsons?

Why is Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) CR is inferior to regular Sinement in terms of strength even though they carry the same mg in terms of dose for Parkinsons?

Different timing: CR is sustained release. Regular lasts only a few hours and tends to have more peaks and troughs. One can use both. Regular is given 3 to 4 times a day. ...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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