Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by Michelle Simmons
Sinemet is the brand name of the medicine that is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, such as tremors, shaking, stiffness, or movement problems. It can also be used to treat Parkinson’s-like symptoms after an inflammation of the brain, or encephalitis, or an injury to the nervous system that is caused by carbon monoxide or heavy metal poisoning.
This prescription drug contains levodopa and carbidopa. Levodopa belongs to a class of drugs known as central nervous system agents. It changes into dopamine in the brain in order to help control movement. On the other hand, carbidopa prevents the breakdown of levodopa in the bloodstream, so that more levodopa can enter the brain.
Sinemet is not appropriate for some people. Tell the doctor if you have or have had :
This drug should also not be taken by the following:
The common side effects of Sinemet include:
The serious side effects of Sinemet include:
The body systems that may be harmed by Sinemet include the nervous, digestive, cardiovascular, integumentary, respiratory, genitourinary, hematologic, metabolic, and musculoskeletal systems.
The following foods help prevent difficulty sleeping, a common side effect of Sinemet:
The following are natural remedies for diarrhea, a common side effect of Sinemet:
Sinemet, a combination of levodopa and carbidopa, is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Sinemet commonly causes nausea, dizziness, headache, insomnia, abnormal dreams, dry mouth, dyskinesia, anxiety, constipation, and vomiting.
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