Sinemet 25/250mg, Carbidopa, Levodopa
THIS IS A BRAND MEDICATION
Generic Name: CARBIDOPA/LEVODOPA - ORAL Pronounced:
Sinemet Oral Uses: Levodopa and carbidopa are used in combination to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease or
Parkinson-like symptoms (e.g., shakiness, stiffness, difficulty moving).
Parkinson's disease is thought to be caused by too little of a naturally occurring substance (dopamine) in the brain. Levodopa changes into dopamine in the brain, helping to control movement. Carbidopa prevents the breakdown of levodopa in the bloodstream so more levodopa can enter the brain. This can reduce some of levodopa's side effects such as nausea and vomiting, and it may also allow your doctor to increase your levodopa dose more quickly to find the best dose for you. This combination may be used alone or with other drugs for Parkinson's disease. Sinemet may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Please consult your physician before taking any medication.