Chemical Name: CARBIDOPA (KAR-bi-doe-pa)
Lodosyn is an antiparkinson agent used along with levodopa to treat Parkinson's disease and to reduce nausea and vomiting caused by levodopa. Lodosyn may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions or allergies. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about using this medicine.
Follow the directions for taking this medicine provided by your doctor. Take this medicine at the same time as your levodopa medicine. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature in a tightly closed container, away from heat and light. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
DO NOT STOP TAKING THIS MEDICINE without checking with your doctor. YOUR DOCTOR MAY HAVE ALSO PRESCRIBED a vitamin B6 supplement for you. If so, follow the dosing carefully. Do not start taking additional vitamin B6 on your own without first checking with your doctor. KEEP ALL DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS while you are taking this medicine. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR if your symptoms become worse or if you notice mood changes, depression, or suicidal ideas. BEFORE YOU HAVE ANY MEDICAL OR DENTAL TREATMENTS, EMERGENCY CARE, OR SURGERY, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using this medicine. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. IT IS UNKNOWN IF THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED in breast milk. DO NOT BREAST-FEED while taking this medicine. IF YOU HAVE DIABETES MELLITUS, this medicine may cause false test results with some urine glucose or urine ketone tests. Check with your doctor before you adjust the dose of your diabetes medicine or change your diet.
Possible side effects
NO COMMON SIDE EFFECTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED with the proper use of this medicine. If you notice any unusual effects, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
If you take too much
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, obtain refills before your supply runs out.