Common "Levodopa" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Levodopa is a precursor of dopamine and is primarily used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Levodopa is metabolized to dopamine after entering the blood-brain barrier. Hence, it is combined with Carbidopa, which restricts its metabolism until it reaches the blood-brain barrier. Hypertension, gastrointestinal bleeding, nausea, arrhythmias, loss of hair, hallucinations, etc., are the adverse effects of using Levodopa.

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Kindly provide information on Parkinson's disease and treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, My 65-year-old father-in-law has recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, and we are seeking guidance on how to support him. Can you provide information on the available treatments or therapies for managing Parkinson's symptoms? Additionally, are there specific lifestyle chang...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Undoubtedly, family support is a crucial factor in the management of Parkinson's disease (PD). The mainstay of the PD treatment is a drug that is called Levodopa. PD is a result of decreased dopamine production in the b...  Read Full »

I have spastic paraplegia.Will dopamine help me?

Query: Hello doctor, I have spastic paraplegia. Everything I have tried has not worked. I was told to try a medication called L-Dopa. Will this medication help me?  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi,Welcome to Dopa is Levodopa and is a drug for parkinson's disease. It will help you in spastic paraplegia in case there is a deficiency of dopamine in substantia niagra of your brain. It is definitely going to help you if there is any deficiency. But if there is no deficiency, it w...  Read Full »

Will continuous intake of Carbidopa-Levodopa exacerbate hallucinations?

Query: Hello doctor, I made a mistake. Since carbidopa levodopa can precipitate or exacerbate hallucinations, I need to correct myself, My wife takes 2 x 0.5 tabs 25/100 carbidopa daily.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Thanks for using Icliniq. I do not understand what you mean by 'I made a mistake'. You are right in saying that carbidopa and levodopa combination may precipitate psychosis but it does not mean that it occurs in all. I also like to tell you that studies have revealed that almost 40% of individuals w...  Read Full »

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