Benserazide + Levodopa

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  1. Benserazide + Levodopa Benefits & Uses
  2. Benserazide + Levodopa Dosage & How to Take
  3. Benserazide + Levodopa Side Effects
  4. Benserazide + Levodopa Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Benserazide + Levodopa with Other Drugs
  6. Benserazide + Levodopa Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Benserazide + Levodopa
  8. Benserazide + Levodopa Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Benserazide + Levodopa Benefits & Uses

Benserazide + Levodopa is used to treat the following -

  1. Parkinson's Disease

Benserazide + Levodopa Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Benserazide + Levodopa

Benserazide
Levodopa

Benserazide + Levodopa Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Benserazide + Levodopa is used -

  1. Orthostatic Hypotension (Sudden Lowering of Blood Pressure on Standing)
  2. Constipation Common
  3. Erythema
  4. Chest Pain Unknown
  5. Nausea or vomiting
  6. Headache Unknown
  7. Infection
  8. Rash
  9. Back Pain Unknown
  10. Paresthesia
  11. Weight gain
  12. Edema Common
  13. Muscle cramps or spasms (painful)
  14. Diarrhoea
  15. Loss of appetite
  16. Dizziness Common
  17. Anxiety Common
  18. Dry Mouth Common
  19. Insomnia Mild
  20. Dyspepsia

Benserazide + Levodopa Related Warnings

Is the use of Benserazide + Levodopa safe for pregnant women?

Benserazide + Levodopa may have some side effects during pregnancy. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of Benserazide + Levodopa, and talk to their doctor, if they notice any discomfort.

Is the use of Benserazide + Levodopa safe during breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding women can take Benserazide + Levodopa as it bears very minor side effects for them.

What is the effect of Benserazide + Levodopa on the Kidneys?

Benserazide + Levodopa has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

What is the effect of Benserazide + Levodopa on the Liver?

Benserazide + Levodopa may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

What is the effect of Benserazide + Levodopa on the Heart?

Benserazide + Levodopa is rarely harmful for the heart.

Severe Interaction of Benserazide + Levodopa with Other Drugs

Benserazide + Levodopa should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Asenapine

Atenolol

Atorvastatin

Chlorpheniramine,Paracetamol,Phenylephrine

    Amiloride

    Benserazide + Levodopa Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Benserazide + Levodopa unless your doctor advises you to do so -

    1. Arrhythmia
    2. Depression
    3. Suicidal Tendency
    4. Asthma
    5. Diabetes
    6. Heart Disease
    7. Glaucoma
    8. Arrhythmia
    9. Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
    10. Asthma
    11. Depression
    12. Suicidal Tendency
    13. Diabetes

    Frequently asked Questions about Benserazide + Levodopa

    Is this Benserazide + Levodopa habit forming or addictive?

    Yes, Benserazide + Levodopa cause dependence in some cases. Talk to your doctor before taking it.

    Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Benserazide + Levodopa as you may feel sleepy.

    Is it safe?

    Yes, Benserazide + Levodopa is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    Benserazide + Levodopa has been seen to have positive effect on patients with mental disorders.

    Benserazide + Levodopa Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Benserazide + Levodopa

    When consumed with certain foods, Benserazide + Levodopa may take longer to have an effect. Contact your doctor about this.

    Interaction between Alcohol and Benserazide + Levodopa

    Consumption of alcohol and Benserazide + Levodopa together may have severe effects on your health.

    This medicine data has been created by -
    Vikas Chauhan
    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience

    References

    1. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 429-430
    2. Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA): Department of Health [Internet]. Governmet of Australia; Package leaflet information for the user; Madopar (levodopa and benserazide hydrochloride)
    3. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 426-429
    4. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 54-55
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