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Available by prescription only, Sinemet® (carbidopa-levodopa) is a drug used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. This product can also be used to treat Parkinson-like symptoms due to carbon monoxide poisoning, manganese poisoning, or encephalitis (inflammation or infection of the brain).
The medication comes in tablet form and is available in the following strengths:
  • Sinemet 10-100 mg (10 mg of carbidopa and 100 mg of levodopa)
  • Sinemet 25-100 mg (25 mg of carbidopa and 100 mg of levodopa)
  • Sinemet 25-250 mg (25 mg of carbidopa and 250 mg of levodopa).
Prior to beginning treatment with Sinemet, inform your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you have and any other medications you are taking, including supplements and nonprescription products. You should also be aware of possible side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, and involuntary movements.
(For a more in-depth description of this medication, click Sinemet. This article provides a complete overview of how to use it, what to expect during treatment, and more.)
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