Basic Information On Sinemet CR
Sinemet CR is a controlled release tablet which is used to treat tremor, muscle stiffness, and weakness caused due to Parkinson's disease. It is also used to treat other similar conditions like postencephalitic parkinsonism, symptomatic parkinsonism, encephalitis (brain fever) caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning which may injure the central nervous system. The two ingredients of the Sinemet CR drug, carbidopa and levodopa, work together to relieve Parkinson's symptoms. While carbidopa prevents levodopa from being destroyed by vitamin B6, it is actually levodopa which counters the effect of Parkinson's disease. It corrects the transmission of brain signals and restores the chemical balance of the brain. This medication is not a permanent cure for Parkinson's. It only relieves the patient of its symptoms.
Precautions / Side Effects Of Sinemet CR
Sinemet CR contains carbidopa and levodopa in a sustained release combination. Its ingredients are released gradually over a period of 4 to 6 hours and is most effective when there is constant amount in the blood. Hence it is important to take it at the same time daily. You should not take brand or generic Sinemet CR if you have an undiagnosed mole or a history of melanoma. You should also not take this medication if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. If you have been taking only levodopa, stop it at least 12 hours before starting Sinemet CR.
Before you start taking carbidopa and levodopa, make sure you tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver disorder, diabetes, endocrine disorder, bronchial asthma, history of active peptic ulcer or heart attack. Continuous use of brand or generic Sinemet CR may produce side effects like mood swings, confusion, decreased movement of limbs, indigestion, decreased blood pressure, loss of appetite and dryness of the mouth.
Sinemet CR Dosage
Carbidopa and levodopa are present in Sinemet CR in the ratio 1:4 as in 25-100 tablet or the 50-200 tablet. The daily dose of this medication is decided through careful titration. You should be closely monitored during the period of dose adjustment. Attention should be paid to appearance or worsening of involuntary movements, nausea and dyskinesias. Sinemet CR tablets should be administered as whole or half tablets but they should not be crushed or chewed. Tablet Sinemet CR 50-100 can be used in combination with Sinemet CR 25-100 tablet to provide as a substitute to 50-100 half tablet or to titrate to optimum dose.
Buy Sinemet CR From North Drug Store
North Drug Store supplies brand or generic Sinemet CR with levodopa and carbidopa ratio 4:1 as 100/25mg and 200/50mg tablets. You can buy Sinemet CR from North Drug Store as we are a online prescription service.