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Orally Disintegrating Carbidopa-Levodopa Dosage

General Information on Dosing With Orally Disintegrating Carbidopa-Levodopa

Some considerations for people taking this drug include the following:
 
  • The medication comes in the form of a mint-flavored orally disintegrating tablet. It is taken by mouth, usually three or four times a day.
     
  • To take orally disintegrating carbidopa-levodopa, gently remove the tablet from the bottle with dry hands and place it on the top of the tongue. After it has dissolved, swallow it with saliva. It is not necessary to drink water or any other liquids.
     
  • The protein in food can decrease the absorption of orally disintegrating carbidopa-levodopa into the body. Some healthcare providers recommend taking the medication with a low-protein diet or on an empty stomach. Be sure to ask your healthcare provider about how you should take the medication.
     
  • Make sure to take orally disintegrating carbidopa-levodopa at the same times each day to maintain an even level of the medication in your blood.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Orally disintegrating carbidopa-levodopa will not work if you stop taking it. Do not suddenly stop taking the drug without first talking to your healthcare provider.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your orally disintegrating carbidopa-levodopa dosage, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
     
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