the package insert of the medicine Sinemet tablets. Therapeutic class of Agonists Dopamine. Active principles Carbidopa and Levodopa.
Sinemet CR 25/250 or 25/100 is indicated in the treatment of the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, in the treatment of the slow movements and insecure, muscle stiffness and tremors in adults.
How to use?
Sinemet CR 25/250 or 25/100 is a medicine that should only be administered according to medical indication, since the doses depend on the severity of the disease and the canned response of the individual patient to the treatment.
What are the evils that can cause me?
Some of the side effects of Sinemet may include involuntary movements such as twitches or spasms, abnormal dreams, hair loss, discoloration of urine, sweat or saliva, diarrhea, fainting, changes in heartbeat, dizziness, somnolence, episodes of sudden sleep onset, vomiting, loss of appetite, slow movements, desires, unusual as games, binge eating, consumerism, and excessive increase in libido or skin cancer.
When should I not use?
Sinemet is contraindicated for children and adolescents under 18 years of age, patients with patches or lesions on the skin or with a history of skin cancer, who are being treated with certain drugs inhibitors of monoamine oxidase, patients with glaucoma, and to patients with allergy to Carbidopa, Levodopa, or other components of the formula.
How it works?
Sinemet is a medicine that has in its composition of Carbidopa and Levodopa, compounds able to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease.
it is Believed that the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease are caused by a lack of dopamine in the brain, a substance which plays the role of relaying messages in certain regions of the brain that control muscle movements. The Levodopa is present in the formula of Sinemet is responsible for replenishing the brain with Dopamine while Carbidopa is responsible for ensuring that the brain receives Levodopa enough, to where it is needed, thus allowing to reduce and fight the symptoms caused by Parkinson’s Disease.
Warnings and Precautions
what should I know before using?
Before using Sinemet, you should talk with your doctor if you are pregnant, intend to become pregnant or are breastfeeding, have a history of allergies, seizures, or ulcers in the stomach or the intestine, have depression or mental illness, asthma, hormonal problems or lung problems or diseases of the kidneys, liver or heart, if you are taking other medicines or if you have previously been treated with Levodopa.
During treatment with Sinemet, take special care when driving vehicles or machines, because Sinemet may cause drowsiness or episodes that fall asleep suddenly.
The treatment with Sinemet should never be stopped without the knowledge of your doctor and the schedules, doses and duration of treatment must be strictly adhered to. The abrupt interruption of treatment with Sinemet may cause symptoms such as muscle stiffness, fever and mental changes.
what to do if someone use a larger amount than is recommended?
In the case of taking too much Sinemet, you should go to the nearest hospital, taking the packaging or package insert for the drug.