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Orally Disintegrating Carbidopa-Levodopa

When and How to Take Orally Disintegrating Carbidopa-Levodopa

Some general considerations for when and how to take orally disintegrating carbidopa-levodopa include the following:
 
  • The medication comes in the form of an 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 orally disintegrating carbidopa-levodopa 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.
     

Who Makes Orally Disintegrating Carbidopa-Levodopa?

Orally disintegrating carbidopa-levodopa is made by Schwarz Pharma.
 

Strengths of Orally Disintegrating Carbidopa-Levodopa

Orally disintegrating carbidopa-levodopa tablets are available in the following strengths:
 
  • Orally disintegrating carbidopa-levodopa 10-100 mg (10 mg of carbidopa and 100 mg of levodopa)
  • Orally disintegrating carbidopa-levodopa 25-100 mg (25 mg of carbidopa and 100 mg of levodopa)
  • Orally disintegrating carbidopa-levodopa 25-250 mg (25 mg of carbidopa and 250 mg of levodopa).
     
All orally disintegrating carbidopa-levodopa tablets are mint flavored.
 
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