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Stalevo Medication Uses and Indications:
Stalevo medication is a combination product that contains two substances that are levodopa and carbidopa. This drug is used to treat Parkinson's disease. Stalevo generic 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.
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Stalevo medicine contains levodopa 50 mg, carbidopa 12.5 mg, and entacapone 200 mg. It is also available in 75 mg/18.75 mg/ 200 mg doses as well as 100 mg/ 25 mg/200 mg and 150 mg/37.5 mg/ 200 mg.
It also includes:
- Croscarmellose sodium
- Glycerol 85%
- Magnesium stearate
- Maize starch
- Polysorbate 80
- Red iron oxide
- Titanium dioxide
- Yellow iron oxide
This medication needs to be taken through the mouth with a glass of water. You may choose to take it with or without food. The usual dosage is 3 to 4 times per day, but it may vary according to the patient’s medical condition. Do not alter doses or skip any doses. It is also important to swallow the tablet as a whole and not chew, break, or bite it as it may increase side effects.
- 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 this drug, you should know about, are as follows:
- Dry mouth
- Upset stomach such as constipation, diarrhea, etc.
Product Code: 5681
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.