Sinemet, also known as carbidopa-levodopa, is a medication used to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Levodopa can treat the symptoms of shakiness, stiffness, and difficulty moving. Parkinson’s disease is progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. This disease is thought to be caused by a lack of dopamine in the brain. Levodopa changes into dopamine in the brain, which helps better control movement.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Sinemet include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of carbidopa-levodopa.
Do any drugs interact with Sinemet?
It is vital to separate your dose of Sinemet by as many hours as possible from any iron supplements, like vitamin supplements. Iron can reduce the amount of medication absorbed by the body. Tell your doctor if you take supplements that contain iron.