L-DOPA (/ˌɛlˈdoʊpə/ or levodopa /ˌlɛvoʊˈdoʊpə/) (alt., L-3,4-
dihydroxyphenylalanine) is a chemical that is made and used as part of the
Levodopa is a medication used to treat Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease
is associated with low levels of a chemical called dopamine (doe PA meen) in ...
The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of
Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after ...
Levodopa is almost always given in combination with another medication called
Carbidopa. Carbidopa is also a levodopa enhancer. When added, carbidopa ...
In most countries carbidopa/levodopa
dosage levels are designated as a fraction: the numerator is the amount of carbidopa in each tablet, and the denominator the amount of levodopa
. As the disease progresses it gets more and more difficult to stimulate the brain produc... More »
Find patient medical information for carbidopa-levodopa oral on WebMD
including its uses, side effects and safety, interactions, pictures, warnings and
To suppress nausea and other possible side effects, levodopa is used in
conjunction with a related drug called carbidopa. The combination is
Learn about warnings and precautions for the drug Sinemet (Carbidopa-
SINEMET® (carbidopa-levodopa) is a combination of carbidopa and levodopa
for the treatment of Parkinson's disease and syndrome. Carbidopa, an inhibitor of
Drug information on Larodopa (levodopa), includes drug pictures, side effects,
drug interactions, directions for use, symptoms of overdose, and what to avoid.