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General Information on Benserazide

Generic Name : Benserazide

Pronunciation : ben-SAIR-uh-zide

Latest prescription information about Benserazide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Trade Names/Brand Names of Benserazide

India : 

International : 

Prolopa- Levodopa+Benserazide

Why is Benserazide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a peripherally-acting aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AAAD) or DOPA decarboxylase inhibitor, prescribed for Parkinson's syndrome. 

When should Benserazide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Benserazide?

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 should Benserazide be taken?

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Benserazide?

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.

What are the side effects of Benserazide?

Flushing, headache, hand tremor, stomach upset, dry mouth, hiccups, blurred vision, change in sexual desire, weight changes, sweating and moodiness.

What are the other precautions for Benserazide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Benserazide?

Store it at room temperature.


Schedule : H

Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.
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