Before taking Levodopa, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to cabidopa or levodopa; Or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients that may cause allergic reactions or other problems. Consult your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially: liver disease, glaucoma, respiratory problems such as asthma, heart disease, such as heart attacks, cardiac arrhythmia, kidney disease, stomach/ulcerative colitis, mental/mood disorders (such as depression, schizophrenia), blood disease, epilepsy, sleep disorders.
This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that requires vigilance until you can do so safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. If you use cannabis (cannabis), consult your doctor. See also side effects section.
Before surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal products).
During pregnancy, the drug should be used only when there is a clear need. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Levodopa enters breast milk in small amounts and may affect the amount of breast milk you produce. It is not known whether carbidopa gets into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding
If someone overdoses and develops serious symptoms, such as fainting or difficulty breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call poison Control immediately. Residents of the United States can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents can call the provincial poison control Center. Symptoms of an overdose may include severe dizziness, irregular heartbeat, and mental/emotional changes (such as agitation).
If you miss the dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take the next dose regularly. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Store at room temperature, away from light, and keep dry. Don't store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Do not flush medication down the toilet or down the drain unless instructed. Discard this product properly when it is expired or no longer needed. Check with your pharmacist or local waste company.