Precautions and Warnings With Orally Disintegrating Carbidopa-Levodopa
It is important to understand the precautions and warnings with orally disintegrating carbidopa-levodopa before starting this medication. For example, make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any existing medical conditions you have, as this drug can make some of these conditions worse. Precautions and warnings also apply to people who have certain allergies and to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Orally Disintegrating Carbidopa-Levodopa: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking orally disintegrating carbidopa-levodopa (Parcopa®) 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
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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