Carbidopa and levodopa tablets are used to treat Parkinson’s disease. They help control muscle tremors, stiffness, and other movement problems caused by this condition. Carbidopa was approved by the FDA in 1987. Levodopa was approved in 1983 but wasn’t used as often because it was thought to be less effective than carbidopa.
Carbidopa and levodopa is a combination of carbidopa and levodopa, which is used to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease such as loss of motor control or muscle stiffness.
Carbidopa is an inhibitor that prevents the breakdown of dopamine in your brain. It also increases the amount of levodopa that can be absorbed by your body, making it easier for you to receive the same effects as if you were taking multiple doses at once.
How to take Carbidopa and Levodopa
Carbidopa and Levodopa should be taken with food.
The recommended dose is:
- 1 tablet once a day at around the same time each day.
- Do not take more than the recommended dose without speaking to your doctor first, as this may cause side effects such as dizziness/drowsiness and loss of coordination.
Side effects of Carbidopa and levodopa tablets
Common side effects of Carbidopa and levodopa tablets include:
- Constipation, or feeling bloated and having little to no bowel movements. This can be uncomfortable, but shouldn’t be a serious problem if you eat yogurt or other foods high in fiber. You may also notice that you are having fewer bowel movements than normal. If this happens to you, talk with your doctor about taking an antidiarrheal medicine (such as Lomotil or Imodium).
Nausea, vomiting and/or abdominal pain can occur days after starting carbidopa-levodopa tablets even without any obvious cause for these symptoms being present at the time of taking these medications. These symptoms usually stop within 24 hours after stopping taking Carbidopa Levodopa Tablets but occasionally continue for several days afterwards because some people do not experience full symptom resolution until their bodies have adjusted back down from its high dose level of dopamine replacement therapy which requires several weeks before it reaches equilibrium again into its lower dose range where symptoms will disappear entirely without further follow up treatment needed from physicians who prescribe these drugs on behalf of patients seeking treatment options outside traditional methods such as surgery which may not always work adequately depending upon how severe conditions affecting quality vs quantity ratio between both types – surgical procedures versus natural healing processes which do exist inside every body system including all
When to take Carbidopa and Levodopa
When you take Carbidopa and Levodopa, follow the directions of your doctor carefully. You should not change the dose or stop taking Carbidopa and Levodopa without talking to your doctor first.
To help prevent weight gain:
- Take either tablet with food or liquid at least 1 hour before eating a meal. Do not swallow the tablets whole; break them up into pieces so that they are easier to swallow.
- Swallow each pill with water only (no other liquids). If you cannot swallow it whole, crush each tablet in your hand and then mix it with about 1/2 teaspoon of water before swallowing.
The takeaway is that you should take the tablets with food, preferably within 2 hours of eating. If you can’t eat, then take them with a meal as soon as possible. And if your doctor tells you that it’s okay to take them without food (e.g., at night), then do so–but only for one day at most!
We recommend taking Carbidopa/Levodopa Tablets regularly for as long as your doctor tells you to take them, even if it seems like they’re working better than before or less well than before (they may be more effective). But please note: It’s not uncommon for some people who have been taking these medications for years or decades at a time suddenly stop working just because their bodies need extra time to adjust; this isn’t necessarily related to any side effects of the drugs themselves but rather due simply “to age-related changes.”
Carbidopa and levodopa are a type of drug used to treat Parkinson’s disease. These tablets can be taken with food or on an empty stomach, and they come in different strengths. You should talk to your doctor if you want more information about taking these medications.