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Simultaneous use of carbidopa and benserazide levodopas

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#1 joaocar29

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

Dear Doctor,

Due to lack and shortage of some drugs in my State in Brazil , I have been prescribed to take doses of levodopa +carbidopa and levodopa+benserazide (Sinemet and Madopar) , in the same day and sometimes togheter at same time if extended levodopa+benserazide is the indicated.

Do you see any harm, or problem, with this procedure ??

Yours Very Truly,
Joao Paulo

#2 Dr. Okun

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:04 AM

This is not common, however I will post for you for others to comment. As long as doses and intervals are adjusted to control your symptoms I would think it would be ok.

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