levodopa/carbidopa

Adult
Uses
  • Parkinson's disease
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Contraindications
  • concimittant use of monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), psychosis, narrow angle glaucoma, upper gastrointestinal bleeding
Drug interactions
  • monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • anorexia
  • headache
  • confusion
  • hallucination
  • alopecia
  • insomnia
  • discolored urine
  • dyskinesia
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
50/12.5mg twice a day
Monitoring
  • complete blood count
  • liver function tests
  • thyroid stimulating hormone
  • electrolytes
Source of Suggestion