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Unread 12-06-2006, 07:53 PM   #1
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I was wondering if sinemet helps with symptoms ms i was dx with parkinsons but now they are not sure if i have pd i have always felt like it might be ms mainly by how they describe it i had a mri done and it showed neg but i heard it can show on the spinal cord and the optic nerves. my eyes have been getting blurry over the last 3 weeks. thanks for any feedback
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Unread 12-06-2006, 09:17 PM   #2
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Hi Bamy, Welcome. What is Sinemet? Duh!
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Sinemet...Why is this medication prescribed?Return to top
The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Parkinson's symptoms, including tremors (shaking), stiffness, and slowness of movement, are caused by a lack of dopamine, a natural substance usually found in the brain. Levodopa is in a class of medications called central nervous system agents. It works by being converted to dopamine in the brain. Carbidopa is in a class of medications called decarboxylase inhibitors. It works by preventing levodopa from being broken down before it reaches the brain. This allows for a lower dose of levodopa, which causes less nausea and vomiting.
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