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levodopa:

see l-dopal-dopa
, drug used to alleviate some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, particularly trembling, rigidity, and slow movements; the drug is also called levodopa. Parkinson's disease results when the concentration of dopamine in the brain is depleted (see catecholamine).
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levodopa

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(pharmacology)
C9H11NO4 Crystals or crystalline powder, soluble in dilute hydrochloric acid and in formic acid; used as an anticholinergic drug and in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. AbbreviatedL-dopa.
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According to the researchers, the recommended dose of carbidopa for Parkinson's disease patients is 200 mg/day, but when given at a dose even as high as 450 mg/day, there are no side effects.
Carbidopa then lowers the amount of levodopa that is required by the body and can reduce some of the side-effects of levodopa, like nausea and vomiting.
In a paper (containing 90 scientific references) published in Clinical Pharmacology, Hinz, Alvin Stein, and Ted Cole note that the only indication for carbidopa and benserazide is the management of L-dopa-induced nausea.
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The unique design of this trial should allow us to not only explore the role and potential therapeutic application of norepinephrine in fibromyalgia, but, by pairing droxidopa with carbidopa to limit peripheral metabolism of droxidopa into norepinephrine, should also allow us to more closely examine the central effect of NE in this indication.
The agency is evaluating data from the Stalevo Reduction in Dyskinesia Evaluation--Parkinson's Disease (STR1DE-PD) study, which found that over a mean of almost 3 years, the number of prostate cancers diagnosed among the men treated with entacapone, carbidopa, and levodopa (marketed as Stalevo) was about four times higher than the cases diagnosed among those treated with the carbidopa and levodopa combination product (marketed as Sinemet).
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In the spring Mylan received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to manufacture and market carbidopa and levodopa extended-release tablets in 25 mg.
Additionally, the company is developing ND0701, a novel subcutaneously delivered apomorphine formulation for patients who suffer from moderate to severe Parkinson's disease and who do not respond well to levodopa and carbidopa (LD/CD).