Sinemet is a combination medication that produces an anti-dyskinetic effect. Its main components are carbidopa and levodopa.
Sinemet is used to treat the symptoms that are exhibited by individuals who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Levodopa, once in the body, is converted into dopamine. This dopamine helps to diminish the tremors that are typically associated with Parkinson’s. It can also help with the difficulty with movement as well as the lack of dexterity that may be experienced due to the syndrome.
The function of carbidopa is to aid Levodopa in reaching the brain. It can also help to alleviate the side effects that can be cause by levodopa. Sinemet can be used to treat other diseases that mimic the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Contact your physician to discover the other uses that this medication may have for you.
You should always adhere to the prescription that has been provided to you by a medical expert. You should not Sinemet in doses that are smaller or larger than you have been instructed.
This medication should be taken orally.
The recommended dosage for Sinemet is one tablet of Sinemet 25-100mg. This should be taken three times a day.
If you forgot to take one of your doses, take it as soon as you remember. If your next scheduled dose is due soon, do not take the missed dose. You should not take more than one dose at a time.
In the event of an overdose, call your local emergency medical services immediately.
There may be adverse reactions experienced when taking Sinemet. Some of the side effects that have been reported are:
Uncontrollable movements of face or limbs
Discomfort in the bladder
Cloudy presence in the urine
Presence of blood in the urine
Discomfort in the chest
Difficulty when urinating
Discomfort when urinating
Feelings of depression
Inability to refocus eyes
Increase in blinking of eyes
Change in temperament
Decrease in appetite
Loss of happy emotions
Discomfort in the body
Auditory, visual, or sensory hallucinations
Difficulty with concentration
Difficulty with speech or swallowing
Difficulty with sleeping
Distorted facial expressions
In the event that you experience any of these adverse reactions, inform your physician immediately.
Inform your doctor if you have become pregnant before you are prescribed with Sinemet. Tell your doctor if you wish to begin breastfeeding your child.
Do not take this medication if you have experienced any allergic reactions to the ingredients found in Sinemet.
This medication is not suitable for individuals who have been diagnosed with narrow angle glaucoma.
Do not take Sinemet if you have already been prescribed products containing reserpine or tetrabenazine.
You should refrain from consuming this medication if you have also taken a MAO inhibitor within the last two weeks.
This medication may not be suitable for those who have a history of heart problems, kidney diseases, liver problems, or difficulties with breathing.
There are certain drugs that may negatively interact with Sinemet. Tell your doctors about any medications, prescribed or over the counter, which you may be taking.