levodopa-carbidopa, Sinemet, Sinemet CR, Parcopa (cont.)
PRESCRIBED FOR: Carbidopa-levodopa is used for the management of Parkinson's disease.
SIDE EFFECTS: Most patients receiving carbidopa-levodopa experience side effects, but these usually are reversible. Occasional involuntary movements are the most common of the serious side effects of carbidopa-levodopa therapy, and these are:
Gastrointestinal side effects are also common in patients receiving carbidopa-levodopa and these include:
Infrequently, patients may develop a drop in white blood cell count during carbidopa-levodopa therapy. This is a reason to temporarily, if not permanently, stop treatment.
Other important side effects of carbidopa-levodopa therapy include psychiatric disturbances such as:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/30/2014
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