Sinemet CR (Carbidopa/Levodopa)
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What is Sinemet CR Used For?Chemical Name: CARBIDOPA (KAR-bi-doe-pa) and LEVODOPA (LEE-voe-doe-pa)
Sinemet CR is a combination product that contains two substances that are levodopa and carbidopa. This drug is used to treat Parkinson's disease. Sinemet medication is used for treating symptoms of Parkinson's disease that may include tremors, shaking, stiffness, or movement issues. It is caused due to reduced levels of dopamine (a neurotransmitter in the brain that affects emotions and movement) in the brain. Levodopa belongs to the type of drugs known as central nervous system agents.
This substance works by converting itself into dopamine and restoring levels of dopamine reaching the brain. Carbidopa carries out its function by preventing the breakdown of levodopa while moving through the bloodstream to reach the brain. It also helps reduce side effects of levodopa itself such as nausea.
Sinemet CR is available for purchase online at Canada Pharmacy. You can get this product delivered right to your house. You also have assurance of quality. The delivery process is without hassle, too.
Sinemet medication comes in two dosages, containing either 50 mg carbidopa and 200 mg levodopa, or 25 mg carbidopa and 100 mg levodopa.
It also contains inactive ingredients such as:
- Hydroxypropyl cellulose
- Magnesium stearate
Sinemet CR 25/100 and Sinemet CR 50/200 also contain FD&C Blue #2/Indigo Carmine AL and FD&C Red #40/Allura Red AC AL.
This medicine needs to be taken through the mouth. You may choose to take it with or without a meal. The usual dosage is three to four times every day or as prescribed by your doctor according to your medical condition, age, and body weight. Do not alter dosages or skip doses. Do not cut, bite, or chew this extended-release tablet.
- May cause dizziness, do not engage in activities such as driving and operating machinery until fully alert.
- Limit use of alcohol when using this drug.
- Pregnant women should use this medication with a doctor’s prescription.
- Breastfeeding females should consult a doctor too as levodopa passes through breast milk.
Common side effects of Sinemet medication are as follows:
- Dry mouth
- Upset stomach such as constipation, diarrhea, etc.
Product Code: 1804
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