Generic Name : Benserazide Pronunciation : ben-SAIR-uh-zide
India- Manopar, Madopar, Benspar.
International- Prolopa- Levodopa+Benserazide. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a peripherally-acting aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AAAD) or DOPA decarboxylase inhibitor, prescribed for Parkinson's syndrome. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
PO- Per cap contains levodopa 100 mg and benserazide 25 mg: Initial: 1 cap 1-2 times/day. May increase if needed. Max: 12 caps/day. How it should be taken :
It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of unexplained skin spots, kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, ulcers, stomach problems, increased eye pressure, psychiatric illness, depression, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Side Effects :
Flushing, headache, hand tremor, stomach upset, dry mouth, hiccups, blurred vision, change in sexual desire, weight changes, sweating and moodiness.
*Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.
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