levodopa-oral, Dopar, Larodopa
GENERIC NAME: LEVODOPA - ORAL (lee-voh-DOE-puh)
BRAND NAME(S): Dopar, Larodopa
WARNING: When carbidopa is used in combination with levodopa, take both drugs at the same time. At least eight hours should pass between the last dose of levodopa when it was used alone and the start of carbidopa-and-levodopa combination therapy. If carbidopa is added to levodopa therapy, the starting dose of levodopa should be 20-25% of the dose of levodopa when it was used alone.
HOW TO USE: Eat food shortly after taking medicine unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Take this drug as directed. It may take a few weeks before the full benefits of this medication are observed.
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