4 Nov 2009
Levodopa is a medication used to treat Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease is associated with low levels of a chemical called dopamine (doe PA meen) in the brain. Levodopa is turned into dopamine in the body and therefore increases levels of this chemical.
Levodopa is used to treat the stiffness, tremors, spasms, and poor muscle control of Parkinson's disease. Levodopa is also used to treat these same muscular conditions when they are caused by drugs such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Prolixin), perphenazine (Trilafon), and others.
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I went up on the levodopa to try to bolster a reduction on mirapex dosage, disaster, had to go back up on mirapex, then it seems my levodopa level is ...
3 answers • 27 Mar 2012
My daughter takes carbidopa levodopa now she is pregnant can she continues the use of this medication and if she does would it harm the baby
2 answers • 25 Jan 2014
Carbidopa/Levodopa - My brother has Parkinson's and takes 1.5 tablets 6 times a day. He recently has
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1 answer • 28 Sep 2015
I am wondering if there would be any positive and/or enhanced effects from taking 40 mg of Vyvanse(a dextroamphetamine) along with Carbidopa/Levodopa?
0 answers • 5 Mar 2016