Syncapone 50 (Carbidopa / Levodopa / Entacapone)
Buy Syncapone 50, Carbidopa, Levodopa, and Entacapone, also sold under the brand names Stalevo, Syncapone (made by Sun Pharma) among a host of several other brands is a combination medicine (having Carbidopa, Levodopa, and Entacapone) prescribed for the treatment of symptoms of Parkinson?s disease like muscle stiffness, tremors, spasms, and poor muscle control. Levodopa is converted into dopamine in the brain
Syncapone 50 is used to treat symptoms such as stiffness, tremors, spasms, and poor muscle control associated with Parkinson disease and parkinsonism-like symptoms caused by taking certain other drugs such as chlorpromazine, fluphenazine, perphenazine.
Syncapone 50 is used in combination with levodopa to treat symptoms associated with Parkinson disease and parkinsonism-like symptoms caused by other conditions. Entacapone is used in the treatment of Parkinson?s disease in combination with levodopa and carbidopa.
How it works
Syncapone 50 is a pro-drug and crosses blood-brain barrier where it is converted into a chemical (dopamine) in the body which is required by the brain for proper functioning and relieves symptoms associated with Parkinson?s disease. Syncapone 50 works by preventing the breakdown of levodopa in the bloodstream. This allows more levodopa to enter the brain, where it can decrease Parkinson?s symptoms. Entacapone belongs to the class of drugs known as COMT (catechol-O-methyltransferase) inhibitors. Entacapone works by increasing the levels of levodopa and carbidopa in the brain, thereby helping to relieve the symptoms of Parkinson?s disease.
Common side effects of Syncapone 50
• Memory impairment,
• Dry mouth,
What is Carbidopa, Levodopa, and Entacapone?
Syncapone 50, also sold under the brand names Stalevo, Syncapone (made by Sun Pharma) among a host of several other brands is a combination medicine (having Carbidopa, Levodopa, and Entacapone) prescribed for the treatment of symptoms of Parkinson?s disease like muscle stiffness, tremors, spasms, and poor muscle control.
Levodopa is converted into dopamine in the brain, low levels of which causes Parkinson? disease symptoms. Carbidopa stops the premature breakdown of Levodopa before it can reach the brain and take effect. Entacaope helps to increase the level of Levodopa in the body.
How should I take Syncapone 50?
Take Syncapone 50 anti Parkinson?s disease medication (Stalevo, Syncapone) strictly according to your doctor?s direction or according to the instructions on the medication label. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Also, do not take this medication after the prescribed period is over. All medications come with a patient leaflet. Refer the instructions in them for detailed information on that particular medication. Before taking Carbidopa, Levodopa, and Entacapone, take care of all precautions mentioned above. Discuss them with your doctor and clear all doubts which you may have about this drug.
You must take plenty of fluids while taking Syncapone 50 medicine as you can easily become dehydrated while taking it. This can result in severely low blood pressure, or a serious electrolyte imbalance.
What are the doses instructions?
If you miss a dose of Syncapone 50, take it as soon as you remember. Don?t take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is almost up. Taking multiple doses near to each other can lead to excess medication in your body which can be harmful.
In case of an overdose of Syncapone 50, get emergency medical attention or call the Doctor immediately. Overdose may lead to symptoms such as weakness, loss of coordination, trouble breathing, fainting, or seizures.
Interaction with other drugs
Other drugs can interact with Syncapone 50 medications. Inform your doctor if you already use any drugs, especially these ones: apomorphine, cholestyramine, dobutamine, epinephrine, isoniazid, isoproterenol, methyldopa, metoclopramide, papaverine, phenytoin, probenecid, blood pressure drugs, antibiotics, or antidepressants.
However, these are not all the drugs that can potentially interact with Carbidopa, Levodopa, and Entacapone. There can be others. You must inform your doctor about all the medications which you may be taking. Never start a new medication without proper medical advice.
Q: Is levodopa a controlled substance/addictive/ lipid soluble/ a dopamine agonist/ a prodrug/ a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI)/ toxic/ an anticholinergic?
A: Syncapone 50 is a lipid soluble prodrug that gets converted into dopamine when it crosses the blood brain barrier. It is not a dopamine agonist, controlled substance, MAOI, toxic or anticholinergic. It may cause addiction in some patients.
Q: Does levodopa work/ stop tremors?
A: Levodopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson?s disease which includes tremors (shaking), stiffness, and slowness of movement. It works in most patients if taken at recommended dosage and duration.
Q: Does levodopa cause dyskinesia/ dementia/ accelerate Parkinson?s disease/ get you high/stop cause constipation/ urine discoloration?
A: Levopoda may cause side effects such as constipation, a feeling of high in some patients.
Q: What is carbidopa used for/ what does carbidopa treat/ Is carbidopa a dopamine agonist/ a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI)/ addictive/ a blood thinner?
A: Syncapone 50 is used in combination with other drug levodopa to treat symptoms associated with Parkinson disease and parkinsonism-like symptoms caused by other conditions. It is neither a dopamine agonist, nor a MAOI. It can be addictive and cause blood thinning in some patients.
Q: How does carbidopa effect levodopa?
A: Carbidopa prevents conversion of levodopa to dopamine in the bloodstream, providing a larger amount of levodopa to relieve symptoms of Parkinson?s disease.
Q: Does carbidopa get you high/lower blood pressure/cause hallucinations/cause constipation?
A: Syncapone 50 can get some people high, it can cause side effects such as low blood pressure, hallucinations and constipation.
Q: Does carbidopa cross the blood brain barrier?
A: Syncapone 50 itself cannot cross the blood brain barrier but it allows peripheral levodopa in doing so.
Q: Is entacapone a dopamine agonist?
A: No, entacapone is not a dopamine agonist.
Q: Does entacapone cross the bbb?
A: No, entacapone does not cross the blood brain barrier.
Q. Does entacapone lower blood pressure?
A: No, entacapone does not lower blood pressure.
Q: Does levodopa help with balance?
A: As Syncapone 50 helps in controlling tremors,it can improve balancing in patients.
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