Orally Disintegrating Carbidopa-Levodopa
Orally Disintegrating Carbidopa-Levodopa: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking orally disintegrating carbidopa-levodopa if you have:
- Phenylketonuria (PKU)
- Heart problems of any kind
- Glaucoma (an eye condition)
- Malignant melanoma (a type of skin cancer) or any undiagnosed skin lesions
- Any mental illness, including depression
- Lung problems, such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- A history of stomach or intestinal ulcers
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Parcopa and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Parcopa and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Orally Disintegrating Carbidopa-Levodopa to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)