Lodosyn Warnings and Precautions
Since numerous side effects are associated with Lodosyn, warnings and precautions for the drug should be reviewed with a healthcare provider ahead of time. The combination of Lodosyn and levodopa can cause you to fall asleep unexpectedly, cause involuntary muscle movements, and worsen many mental illnesses. You may not be able to safely take Lodosyn if you have glaucoma, heart problems, or kidney disease.
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
- A history of stomach or intestinal ulcers
- 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
- Lung problems, such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.