Levodopa and Alcohol/Food Interactions
There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with levodopa.
Moderate Food Interaction
Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of levodopa such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with levodopa. You may experience reduced effectiveness of levodopa in the presence of foods or enteral (tube) feedings with a high protein content. This may make the symptoms of Parkinson's disease worse. Talk with your doctor or nutrition counselor about the best foods to eat while you are taking this medication. Contact your doctor if your condition changes.
Levodopa drug interactions
There are 469 drug interactions with levodopa.
Levodopa disease interactions
There are 10 disease interactions with levodopa which include:
- cardiac disease
- neuroleptic malignant syndrome
- reactive airway disease
- GI bleeding
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Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
|No interaction information available.|
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