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Sinemet CR Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is carbidopa and levodopa (Sinemet CR)?
- What are the possible side effects of carbidopa and levodopa (Sinemet CR)?
- What is the most important information I should know about carbidopa and levodopa (Sinemet CR)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking carbidopa and levodopa (Sinemet CR)?
- How should I take carbidopa and levodopa (Sinemet CR)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Sinemet CR)?
- What happens if I overdose (Sinemet CR)?
- What should I avoid while taking carbidopa and levodopa (Sinemet CR)?
- What other drugs will affect carbidopa and levodopa (Sinemet CR)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Sinemet CR)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Sinemet CR)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose can cause uneven heart rate.
What should I avoid while taking carbidopa and levodopa (Sinemet CR)?
Avoid taking iron supplements or eating a diet that is high in protein (protein sources include meat, eggs, and cheese). These things can make it harder for your body to digest and absorb carbidopa and levodopa. Talk with your doctor or nutrition counselor about the best foods to eat while you are taking this medication.
If you are unsure of how this medicine will affect you, be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
What other drugs will affect carbidopa and levodopa (Sinemet CR)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- other Parkinson's medications;
- metoclopramide (Reglan);
- isoniazid (Nydrazid);
- phenytoin (Dilantin);
- papaverine (Pavabid, Papacon, Pavagen, Pavacot);
- blood pressure medication;
- an antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Vanatrip), doxepin (Sinequan), nortriptyline (Pamelor), and others; or
- medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), haloperidol (Haldol), prochlorperazine (Compazine), risperidone (Risperdal), and others;
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with carbidopa and levodopa. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about carbidopa and levodopa.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Sinemet CR Information
- Sinemet CR Drug Interactions Center: carbidopa-levodopa oral
- Sinemet CR Side Effects Center
- Sinemet CR Overview including Precautions
- Sinemet CR FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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