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Levodopa

Levodopa Information

Levodopa Benefits & Uses

Levodopa is used to treat the following -

Levodopa Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Levodopa

Levodopa

Levodopa Side Effects

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

  1. Orthostatic Hypotension (Sudden Lowering of Blood Pressure on Standing)
  2. Constipation Moderate
  3. Erythema
  4. Chest Pain Moderate
  5. Nausea or vomiting
  6. Headache सामान्य
  7. Infection
  8. Rash
  9. Back Pain Mild
  10. Paresthesia
  11. Dizziness सामान्य
  12. Anxiety सामान्य
  13. Dry Mouth सामान्य
  14. Insomnia Mild
  15. Dyspepsia
  16. Diarrhoea

Levodopa Related Warnings

Is the use of Levodopa safe for pregnant women?

Levodopa can have harmful effects in pregnant women. If you experience any discomfort after using Levodopa, then discontinue the use and take your doctor's advice.

Moderate

Is the use of Levodopa safe during breastfeeding?

Side effects of Levodopa for breastfeeding are little to none, so you can take it without doctor's advice.

Mild

What is the effect of Levodopa on the Kidneys?

Levodopa rarely harms the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Levodopa on the Liver?

Very few cases of side effects of Levodopa on the liver have been reported.

Mild

What is the effect of Levodopa on the Heart?

Levodopa has very mild side effects on the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Levodopa with Other Drugs

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

    Levodopa Contraindications

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

    1. Arrhythmia
    2. Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
    3. Asthma
    4. Depression
    5. Suicidal Tendency
    6. Diabetes

    Frequently asked Questions about Levodopa

    Is this Levodopa habit forming or addictive?

    Yes, Levodopa can get addictive. Consume it only after doctor's advise.

    Yes

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

    After taking Levodopa you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

    Dangerous

    Is it safe?

    Yes, but take Levodopa only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

    Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    Yes, this Levodopa works for mental disorders.

    Yes

    Levodopa Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Levodopa

    Levodopa may take longer to act if you eat some foods while taking it. Follow your doctor's advice on this.

    Mild

    Interaction between Alcohol and Levodopa

    Taking alcohol with Levodopa can be dangerous.

    Severe
    This medicine data has been created by -
    Dr. Md Saadullah
    M.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience
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    Dr. Vikas Chauhan
    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    2 Years of Experience
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    References

    1. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 426-429
    2. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 54-55