Jump to content

  • helpline
  • donate

E-Newsletter Signup Like us on Facebook Sign Up For Our e-Newsletter


  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 MComes RPH

MComes RPH

    Board Certified Pharmacist, Medical Board Member, & Consult

  • Ask the Pharmacist Moderators
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,842 posts

Posted 25 January 2011 - 11:32 AM

To all concerned,
The issue at hand: The Shortage of BRAND NAME Sinemet & Sinemet Cr. As many of you know, hopefully, I am a pharmacist and still work behind the bench (that's what we call it) full time. Here is the latest on the issue of AVAILABILITY OF BRAND NAME SINEMET & SINEMET CR:

Sinemet 10/100 regular release- AVAILABLE
NDC 00056-0647-68

Sinemet 25/100 regular release- NOT AVAILABLE
REFORMULATION- possibly available 4/11

Sinemet 25/250 regular release- AVAILABLE
NDC 00056-0654-68

Sinemet CR 25/100 control release- AVAILABLE
NDC 00056-0601-68

Sinemet CR 50/200 control release- AVAILABLE
NDC 00056-0521-68

If you need the brand name, print this or write down:
Medication name
Bring this information to your pharmacy and they should be able to order it for you.

Good Luck,
"Your Pharmacist"
Mark R. Comes R.Ph.
Best of health,
Mark R. Comes R.Ph.
Board Certified Pharmacist,
Medical Board Member, & Consultant.
National Parkinson Foundation
"Ask The Pharmacist"

#2 Dr. Mahler

Dr. Mahler

    Advanced Member

  • Speech Clinician Moderators
  • PipPipPip
  • 150 posts

Posted 01 June 2011 - 08:53 AM

A review of the literature indicates that medications for Parkinson disease (PD) are not as beneficial for management of speech and swallowing symptoms associated with PD as they are for management of other symptoms. Approximately 90% of people with PD will experience some type of speech and/or swallowing disorder so evaluation by a speech-language pathologist to make appropriate behavioral treatment recommendations is important. It is best to seek a referral to a speech-language pathologist early after diagnosis to achieve the best treatment outcomes. Speech deficits can lead to reduced understandability and can impair quality of life. Swallowing deficits can result in an unsafe swallow which can have serious health consequences. There are speech treatments that can help. Find out which one is right for you.


Dr. Mahler
Leslie Mahler, PhD, CCC-SLP

Associate Professor

University of Rhode Island

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users