TIDOMET FORTE Tablet 10's


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Carbidopa+Levodopa
By Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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Drug Information for TIDOMET FORTE Tablet 10's

What is TIDOMET FORTE?

  • TIDOMET FORTE contains two active substances called Levodopa and Carbidopa

Levodopa

  • Levodopa turns into a material called ‘dopamine’ in your brain

Carbidopa

  • Carbidopa belongs to a group of medicines called ‘aromatic amino acid decarboxylase inhibitors’. It helps levodopa work more effectively by slowing the speed at which levodopa is broken down in your body
CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION

THERAPEUTIC USES

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

INTERACTIONS

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

SIDE EFFECTS

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What TIDOMET FORTE is used for?

  • TIDOMET FORTE improves the signs of Parkinson’s disease
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TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR

PREGNANCY AND BREAST-FEEDING

CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Talk to your doctor before taking TIDOMET FORTE, if you:

  • are allergic (hypersensitive) to carbidopa or levodopa or any of the other ingredients of TIDOMET FORTE
  • have ever had skin cancer or you have any unusual moles which have not been examined by your doctor
  • have a condition called ‘narrow-angle glaucoma’ that may cause a sudden buildup of pressure in the eye
  • have a history of fits (convulsions)
  • have had an ulcer in your gut (called ‘duodenal’ or ‘peptic ulcer’) or have vomited blood
  • have had a heart attack, heart beat problems, circulation or breathing problems
  • have had kidney, liver or hormonal problems
  • have had depression or other mental problems
  • have a condition called ‘chronic wide-angle glaucoma’ that may cause a buildup of pressure in the eye
  • sometimes have sudden sleep attacks or sometimes feel very sleepy
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  • It is unknown whether TIDOMET FORTE will pass into human milk
  • Ask your doctor for advice before taking any medicine, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breast-feeding
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  • TIDOMET FORTE is not suitable for children under the age of 18 years
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  • TIDOMET FORTE can also make you sleepy or cause 'sudden sleep attacks'. If this happens to you, you must not drive or use tools or machines
  • Do not drive or use tools or machines if you get these effects your doctor will tell you if you can start driving again if these attacks stop
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Please tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.

Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • medicines for Parkinson’s disease containing levodopa
  • medicines for mental problems (including depression), tuberculosis (TB), high blood pressure, muscle spasms, epilepsy or other diseases related to involuntary movements
  • iron supplements
  • fluoxetine
  • orphenadrine, trihexyphenidyl, benzatropine and procyclidine (anticholinergic agents)
  • medicines used to treat fits such as carbamazepine
  • papaverine which is used to treat impotence in men
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  • Always take TIDOMET FORTE exactly as your doctor has told you
  • Take this medicine by mouth
  • Although your medicine can have an effect after one day, it may take up to seven days to work
  • Take them at regular time intervals according to your doctor's instructions
  • Do not change the times at which you take your tablets or take any other medicines for Parkinson's disease without first consulting your doctor
  • Try to avoid taking your tablets with a heavy meal

If you take more TIDOMET FORTE

  • If you take too many tablets, see your doctor immediately

If you forget to take TIDOMET FORTE

  • Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose

If you stop taking TIDOMET FORTE

  • Do not stop taking TIDOMET FORTE without talking to your doctor first
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Like all medicines, TIDOMET FORTE can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

SERIOUS

COMMON

UNCOMMON

RARE

  • allergic reaction, the signs may include hives (nettle rash), itching, and rash, swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat
  • breathing or swallowing
  • chest pain
  • irregular heart beat or palpitations
  • dizziness on standing-up quickly
  • bleeding from your gut which may be seen as blood in your faeces or darkened faeces (gastro-intestinal bleeding)
  • blood problems, the signs may include pale skin (pallor), tiredness, fever, sore throat or mild bruising and prolonged bleeding after injury
  • stiff muscles, high fever
  • mental changes including delusions, hallucinations and depression
  • fits (convulsions)
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  • abnormal movements such as twitching or spasms (which may or may not be like your Parkinson's symptoms)
  • nausea
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  • fainting, anorexia, high blood pressure
  • inflammation of the veins, being sick (vomiting) diarrhoea, discoloration of urine, sweat or saliva
  • dream abnormalities, confusion, feeling agitated, shortness of breath, hair loss
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  • severe abnormal involuntary movements (dyskinesia’s), mood swings
  • strong impulse to gamble excessively despite serious personal or family consequences
  • an increased sexual drive
  • uncontrollable excessive shopping or spending
  • binge eating (eating large amounts of food in a short time period) or compulsive eating (eating more food than normal and more than is needed to satisfy your hunger)
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

STORAGE

Parkinson's disease is a long-term illness where:

  • you become slow and unsteady
  • your muscles feel stiff
  • you may develop shaking or trembling (called ‘tremor’)
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  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children
  • Store at room temperature (15-25ºC)
  • Do not use TIDOMET FORTE after the expiry date
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Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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