Levodopa

BreastfeedingPediatric
  • TRADE NAMES: Brocadopa; Dopaflex; Doparl; Duopa (Abbvie); Eldopal; Levodopa-Woelm; Rytary (Impax); Sinemet (Bristol-Myers Squibb); Stalevo (Orion)
  • INDICATIONS: Parkinsonism
  • SYNONYM: L-dopa; carbidopa
  • CLASS: Dopamine precursor
  • HALF-LIFE: 1–3 hours
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

ACE inhibitors, Acebutolol, Alfuzosin, Alpha blockers, Amisulpride, Ampicillin, Angiotensin II receptor antagonists, Anti-hypertensives, Antimuscarinics, Antipsychotics, Baclofen, Benzodiazepines, Beta blockers, Bupropion, Calcium channel blockers, Captopril, Chloramphenicol, Cholestyramine, Cilazapril, Clobazam, Clonidine, Darifenacin, Diazoxide, Diuretics, Dopamine D2 receptor antagonists, Enalapril, Erythromycin, Fosinopril, Hydralazine, Irbesartan, Iron salts, Isoniazid, Levomepromazine, Linezolid, Lisinopril, MAO inhibitors, Memantine, Methyldopa, Metoclopramide, Minoxidil, Moclobemide, Moxonidine, Nitrates, Olanzapine, Olmesartan, Oral iron, Oxybutynin, Paliperidone, Papaverine, Pericyazine, Phenelzine, Phenytoin, Probenecid, Pyridoxine, Quetiapine, Quinapril, Ramipril, Rifampin, Risperidone, Sapropterin, Selegiline, Sodium nitroprusside, Sulpiride, Tetrabenazine, Tiotropium, Trandolapril, Tranylcypromine, Tricyclic antidepressants, Trospium, Volatile liquid general anesthetics , Ziprasidone, Zuclopenthixol, Zuclopenthixol Acetate, Zuclopenthixol Decanoate, Zuclopenthixol Dihydrochloride

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: C

Levodopa is always used in conjuntion with carbidopa. Stalevo is levodopa, carbidopa and entacapone.

Contra-indicated in patients with narrow-angle glaucoma or those with a history of melanoma.

Our database has 89 adverse reactions for this drug across the following areas

Please login to see the rest of this drug profile


Not a subscriber? Click here to subscribe

SKIN
HAIR
NAILS
MUCOSAL
CARDIOVASCULAR
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
NEUROMUSCULAR/SKELETAL
GASTROINTESTINAL/HEPATIC
RESPIRATORY
ENDOCRINE/METABOLIC
GENITOURINARY
OCULAR
OTHER


Page last updated 04/30/2018

Drug Eruption Mobile Site

Symbol key

Incidence info

  • <1%
  • 1-5%
  • 5-10%
  • 10-15%
  • 15-20%
  • 20-30%
  • >30%

Seriousness info

  • Hospitalization possible
  • Life threatening
  • Fatal

Warnings in other populations info

  • Breast feeding
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric