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Drug Information

What is Benserazide + Levodopa combination used for?

Benserazide + Levodopa combination tablet is used for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

Benserazide + Levodopa combination may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Benserazide + Levodopa combination work?

In Benserazide + Levodopa combination, Benserazide belongs to the class of drugs called DOPA decarboxylase inhibitor. The drug acts by inhibiting the conversion of Levodopa to dopamine before reaching the brain, thereby reducing the symptoms of Parkinsonism.

Levodopa belongs to the class of drugs called dopamine precursors (antiparkinsonian drugs). The drug acts by replacing dopamine by converting itself to dopamine in the brain, thereby reducing the extrapyramidal symptoms such as muscle contraction and bradykinesia.

How to take Benserazide + Levodopa combination?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Benserazide + Levodopa combination tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.

If you miss a dose of Benserazide + Levodopa combination, please take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of Benserazide + Levodopa combination include the following:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Insomnia
  • Abnormal involuntary movements

You must seek immediate medical care if you experience any of the above symptoms.

What are the drugs that interact with Benserazide + Levodopa combination?

Drugs that interact with Benserazide + Levodopa combination include the following:

  • Butyrophenones
  • Isoniazid
  • Methyldopa
  • Papaverine
  • Phenytoin
  • Pyridoxine
  • Reserpine

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Benserazide + Levodopa combination?

The following are the most common side effects of Benserazide + Levodopa combination:

  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Unusual dreams
  • Insomnia
  • Dark urine
  • Chest pain
  • Fever
  • Trouble breathing

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking Benserazide + Levodopa combination?

  • Avoid taking the medicine if you are allergic to Benserazide + Levodopa combination or similar drugs.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of Benserazide + Levodopa combination.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Benserazide + Levodopa combination causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Avoid Benserazide + Levodopa combination during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Do not stop taking the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Do not exceed the dose prescribed by the doctor.

You are advised not to take Benserazide + Levodopa combination if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking Benserazide + Levodopa combination?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart, liver or kidney diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked Questions about Benserazide + Levodopa combination

  1. Can I undergo Coomb’s test while taking Benserazide + Levodopa combination?
  2. No. It is advised not to undergo Coomb’s test while taking Benserazide + Levodopa combination, as it alters the test results.

  3. Is it safe to take Benserazide + Levodopa combination in glaucoma patients?
  4. No. It is advised not to take Benserazide + Levodopa combination in glaucoma patients, as it worsens the condition.

  5. Should I undergo any laboratory tests while taking Benserazide + Levodopa combination?
  6. Yes. It is advised to undergo, complete blood picture, liver function test and kidney function test while taking Benserazide + Levodopa combination.

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