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Carbidopa

Popular Brands: : Carbidopa, Lodosyn, Lodosin
Official FDA Reports9,853
Social Media Events45
Total Posts340
Avg. Review Score3.73/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Carbidopa
Brands and Other Names
Manufacturers
  • Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Aton Pharma Inc

  This report is for all products sharing this active ingredient. For more details, please use our Workbench for research on individual brands like Carbidopa.

* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Carbidopa Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Carbidopa

Somnolence

... Sinemet and I love it. I usually only take it when symptoms start (when those legs start a feeling funny). I am very fortunate because I suffer no side effects. I do not get sleepy and it doesn't both...


Source: comments/carbidopa-levodopa/for-restle...

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Somnolence

Sinemet (carbidopa / levodopa) for Restless Legs Syndrome: I have had restless legs syndrome for years due to iron deficiency. I took Sinemet for about a year and it seemed to work great for me. Howev...


Source: Sinemet Reviews & Ratings

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Akathisia

... / levodopa) for Restless Legs Syndrome: Watch out for increase in restless legs syndrome (augmentation) at higher doses. Info I found says should NOT be taken every day for RLS , not more than 3 times...


Source: Sinemet CR Reviews & Ratings

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on April 2, 2014 @ 12:00 am

My mom just celebrated her 1 year anniversary on Sinemet so I wanted to share an update to give anyone newly diagnosed hope. Her dose is now 4 tablets a day (25/100), which she takes at 9:00am, 1:00pm...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on September 17, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I'm just beginning to use this medication for restless leg syndrome so far I have noticed this will help me sleep at night.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on September 4, 2013 @ 12:00 am

This medicine has provided effective relief this past year. Timing is everything. I am finding I need to take earlier in the evening as it may take as long as an hour and a half to kick in. Then effe...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on August 19, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I have been on Sinemet for at least 15 years. I have not had to raise the dosage due to augmentation as of yet. This is the very first medicine I tried for restless legs syndrome and it works so well ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Sinemet in drugs.com on July 18, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I wanted to share an update on my Mom's status with the hope this information helps others. My Mom's been on the Sinemet now for five months. She's still taking 3 tablets a day (25/100)-- one in the m...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on May 14, 2013 @ 12:00 am

... Sinemet and I love it. I usually only take it when symptoms start (when those legs start a feeling funny). I am very fortunate because I suffer no side effects. I do not get sleepy and it doesn't both...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 28, 2013 @ 12:00 am

My mom has been on generic Sinemet for 8 weeks, and her improvement is remarkable. She's 86, and until the last 18 months, she had never taken any medication and was energetic and bubbly. She had a dr...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on December 13, 2012 @ 12:00 am

This has been a God send for me. I have been prescribed carbidopa-levodopa 25/100 for 10 years and am currently 53 (age). While it may affect others differently, I have seen absolutely no side effects...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Somnolence

Posted By Amy Darrell in drugs.com on February 20, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Sinemet (carbidopa / levodopa) for Restless Legs Syndrome: I have had restless legs syndrome for years due to iron deficiency. I took Sinemet for about a year and it seemed to work great for me. Howev...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on February 20, 2012 @ 12:00 am

I have had restless legs syndrome for years due to iron deficiency. I took Sinemet for about a year and it seemed to work great for me. However, I could not take the full or even half of the dose beca...


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.