Is it safe to take stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Probably not. This medication is used to treat the effects of parkinson's disease. It does cross the placenta. It is listed as a category c which means there is not a lot of data about its use during human pregnancy, but it did cause deformities in lab animals when used at concentration far higher than what is used in humans. So, it should be used only if benefit to mom outweighs potential risks.

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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...

Does the use of the neupro patch and stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) 125 lessen the incidence of psycosis?

Parkinson's Disease. These are both medications used to treat parkinson's disease, not psychosis. Some antipsychotic medications can induce parkinsonism in movements -- not true parkinson's disease. Sometimes these meds used to treat parkinson's may cause psychotic symptoms. Late-stage parkinson's disease can also involve a type of dementia with hallucinations as well. Read more...

Dr. Pappas...Compared to 5 x 3 mg of requip & 6x 125 stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) will 8mg neupro & 6x 125 stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) be less likely to cause psycosis?

Variable. Hello -- great question -- and you're basically asking about the difference between Neupro (rotigotine) ; requip. The data i've seen shows that Neupro (rotigotine) had a 7-14% incidence of hallucinations in clinical trials. This effect was dose-related, also. Requip had 5% incidence of hallucinations. Results may vary by individual too. I'll refer this question to some neurology colleagues for input also. Thanks. Read more...