| Sinemet, Levodopa with Carbodopa
Sinemet is Levodopa with Carbodopa. Levodopa converts to dopamine.
levodopa converts to dopamine
anorexia, ataxia, dystonia, flushing, hypertension, hyperventilation, involuntary movements, leukopenia, nausea/vomiting, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, orthostatic hypotension, polyuria, psychosis, tremor, urinary incontinence, urinary retention, weight loss,
The combination of 5-HTP and carbidopa may cause a scleroderma-like condition.
Branched Chain Amino Acids, BCAAs
Amino acids in dietary proteins decrease effectiveness of levodopa.
Iron interferes with absorption of carbodopa and levodopa. Take at separate times.
Kava may interfere with the action of dopamine.
Higher doses of Vitamin B6 can reduce the therapeutic effect of levodopa alone in ParkinsonÕs disease.
Levodopa may deplete SAMe.
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