What is Madopar (Levodopa/Benserazide) used for?
Madopar (Levodopa/Benserazide) is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, such as spasms, tremors, stiffness and poor control of the muscles. This drug works by increasing the dopamine levels in the brain. Parkinson's disease is associated with having a low level of dopamine in the brain. By increasing the levels of dopamine, this helps the brain in the transmission of messages between the nerves, thereby helping to treat some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
How should I use Madopar (Levodopa/Benserazide)?
Madopar (Levodopa/Benserazide) capsules are to be taken orally. Consult their physician before taking this medication, in order to determine the correct dosage required, as the exact dosage may vary depending on the severity of the condition being treated. Never exceed the dosage prescribed to you by your physician.
What are the side effects of Madopar (Levodopa/Benserazide)?
Some side effects which have been reported by patients taking Madopar (Levodopa/Benserazide) include:
Although rare, there are other more serious side effects associated with this medication. Consult your physician immediately if you notice persistent vomiting, severe diarrhea, seizures, uncontrolled bodily movements, thoughts of suicide, or an irregular heartbeat.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Madopar (Levodopa/Benserazide). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallow.