What is Sinemet 25/250?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Carbidopa-Levodopa

Sinemet® 25/250 is brand name for the combination of the drugs carbidopa 25 mg and levodopa 250 mg. The combination is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease or Parkinson-like symptoms.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 3
Mild 4
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Sinemet 25/250

Side effect Patients
Jerky movements 3
Dizziness with hypotension upon standing 1
Nausea 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Sinemet 25/250

Dosage Patients
25-250 mg three times daily 1
4 x 25-250 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Sinemet 25/250

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 3
Other 2
Side effects too severe 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Sinemet 25/250

Duration

Currently taking Sinemet 25/250

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Sinemet 25/250

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 4
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 3
< $25 1
Not specified 7

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Sinemet 25/250 after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Carbidopa-Entacapone-Levodopa (Stalevo) 1
Carbidopa-Levodopa CR (Sinemet CR) 1
Entacapone (Comtan) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Sinemet 25/250.