Parcopa Warnings and Precautions
To help ensure a safe and effective treatment process with Parcopa, warnings and precautions for the medication should be fully understood. For instance, you may not be able to safely use Parcopa if you have certain health conditions, such as narrow-angle glaucoma or any mental illness. Also, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other medications (including vitamins and supplements) that you are taking to avoid possible drug interactions with Parcopa.
Parcopa: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Parcopa® (orally disintegrating carbidopa-levodopa) if you have:
- Phenylketonuria (PKU)
- Heart problems of any kind
- Glaucoma (an eye condition)
- Malignant melanoma (a type of skin cancer) or any undiagnosed skin lesions
- Any mental illness, including depression
- Lung problems, such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- 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
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.