What are the cardiac side effects of levodopa? I read hypertension and hypotension and I didn't understand
Common (1% to 10%): Chest discomfort, orthostatic hypotension/blood pressure decreased
The most serious side effect of levodopa in patients is ventricular arrhythmia which is unlikely to occur in a subject with normal heart but a risk in patients with myocardial irritability or ischemia.
Source: American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
- Levodopa Information for Consumers
- Levodopa Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Levodopa (detailed)
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