Levodopa + Carbidopa

Levodopa + Carbidopa- Drug Detail Profile

Category of DrugLevodopa + Carbidopa is an Anti-Alzheimer and Anti-Parkinsonism Drugs 
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Levodopa + Carbidopa is used for
All forms of parkinsonism other than medicine-induced.
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms TABLETS
Contraindications 1. Concurrent use of monoamine oxidase
2. Undiagnosed chin lesion
3. Lactation
4. Psychosis
5. Decompensated endocrine
6. Angle-closure glaucoma
7. Confirmed or suspected
8. Malignant melanoma.
Precautions1. Pulmonary disease
2. Peptic ulceration
3. Cardiovascular disease
4. Diabetes mellitus
5. Osteomalacia
6. Open-angle glaucoma
7. History of melanoma
8. Psychiatric illness
9. Close monitoring of hepatic
10. Haematological
11. Psychiatric
12. Cardiovascular and renal function required
in long-term therapy
13. Elderly
14. Pregnancy
15. Lactation
Adverse Effects1. Nausea
2. Anorexia
3. Vomiting
4. Postural hypotension at the start of treatment, particularly in elderly and those receiving
5. Excessive drowsiness and sudden onset of sleep
6. Confusion
7. Vivid dreams
8. Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, on sudden withdrawal
9. Hypersensitivity
10. Dyspnoea
11. Upper respiratory
12. Infection.
Pregnancy Category C

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