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Available by prescription only, Parcopa® (orally disintegrating carbidopa-levodopa) is a drug used to treat Parkinson's disease. It is also approved to treat Parkinson-like symptoms due to the following conditions:
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Encephalitis (inflammation or infection of the brain)
  • Manganese poisoning.
Because it is designed to dissolve rapidly on the tongue without any need for water, Parcopa can be very useful for people who have difficulty swallowing tablets.
Although this product is generally safe and effective, not everyone can use this medication. Parcopa's safety information should be discussed with your healthcare provider before starting treatment to minimize risks. For example, you may not be able to use this drug if you have certain allergies, if you are taking certain medications, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
(Click Parcopa for more information on this medication. This article covers how it works, lists the factors affecting your dose, and offers some details on what to expect while taking it.)
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