Sinemet CR Medication (Carbidopa, Levodopa) - Uses & Side Effects
Generic Name: Carbidopa, Levodopa
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA (Sinemet® CR) is used to treat Parkinson's disease. Levodopa can help correct an imbalance of chemicals in the brain that may cause by Parkinson's disease. Carbidopa helps to decrease some side effects, such as includes nausea. Sinemet CR is a controlled-release tablet that may be given to help relieve the muscle stiffness, tremor, and weakness caused by Parkinson's disease. Sinemet CR contains two drugs such as includes carbidopa and levodopa. The drug that actually produces the anti-Parkinson's effect is levodopa and Carbidopa prevents vitamin B6 from destroying levodopa, thus allowing levodopa to work more efficiently.
Sinemet CR Dosage
Uses of Sinemet CR
Side Effects of Sinemet CR
If you are using Sinemet CR, then discuss the side effects of Sinemet CR with your doctor and if you feel any change in intensity, then tell your doctor immediately. Side effects of Sinemet CR may include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Sinemet CR:
Drug Interaction:- If you are taking certain drugs with Sinemet CR, then it may be increased, decreased, or altered the effects of Sinemet CR. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Sinemet CR with the following:
Too much Sinemet CR may cause muscle twitches, inability to open the eyes, or other symptoms of levodopa overdosage. After taking Sinemet CR, if you feel that overdose is suspected, then contact with your doctor immediately.
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