Lodosyn (when combined with levodopa) can potentially interact with a number of other medicines (see Lodosyn Drug Interactions).
Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Lodosyn if you have:
- Lung problems, such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
- Malignant melanoma (a type of skin cancer) or any undiagnosed skin lesion
- Glaucoma (an eye condition)
- Any mental illness, including depression
- Heart problems of any kind
- A history of stomach or intestinal ulcers
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Lodosyn and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Lodosyn and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Lodosyn Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
People who take too much Lodosyn may experience symptoms such as:
- Confusion or agitation
- Insomnia and restlessness
- Involuntary body movements
- Nausea and vomiting
- A rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
- Low blood pressure (hypotension) or high blood pressure (hypertension).
If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Lodosyn Overdose for more information.)