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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 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 translation missing: en.common
  7. Infection
  8. Rash
  9. Back Pain Mild
  10. Paresthesia
  11. Dizziness translation missing: en.common
  12. Anxiety translation missing: en.common
  13. Dry Mouth translation missing: en.common
  14. Insomnia Mild
  15. Dyspepsia
  16. Diarrhoea

Levodopa Related Warnings

Is the use of Levodopa safe for pregnant women?


Is the use of Levodopa safe during breastfeeding?


What is the effect of Levodopa on the Kidneys?


What is the effect of Levodopa on the Liver?


What is the effect of Levodopa on the Heart?


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 -

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?

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

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Is it safe?

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

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Levodopa Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Levodopa


Interaction between Alcohol and Levodopa

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