Levodopa

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  • 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 92 adverse reactions for this drug across the following areas

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


Page last updated 06/09/2020

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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
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