What is Levocarb?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Carbidopa-Levodopa

Levocarb is a brand name for a combination of carbidopa and levodopa used for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Levodopa is the metabolic precursor of dopamine whilst carbidopa decreases the metabolism of dopamine in the body thereby increasing its effectiveness.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Levocarb

Side effect Patients
Excessive dry mouth 1

Why patients stopped taking Levocarb

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Levocarb

Duration

Stopped taking Levocarb

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1
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1 patient evaluation for Levocarb

Aug 25, 2011 (Started Apr 10, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (none)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have changed to Sinemet because of additional need
Cost: $200+ monthly

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