Levodopa + Benserazide – Oral

Why do I need this medicine?

Levodopa and Benserazide are combined together in this pill.

Levodopa + Benserazide is used on its own or together with other medicines to treat Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a disorder that affects movement of a person, causing symptoms such as tremors, muscle stiffness, slowed movement and impaired balance or walking.

This medicine does not cure Parkinson’s disease but it can improve the quality of life for people who have the disease.

 

How do I take this medicine?

Take Levodopa + Benserazide exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

This medicine is best taken on an empty stomach, at least half hour before or 1 hour after meals, whenever possible.

Stomach discomfort such as nausea may occur in the early stages of treatment. If you experience stomach discomfort, take this medicine with food or a non-alcoholic drink. Try to take this medicine at the same time each day.

If you are taking the hard capsule or modified-release capsule labelled “CR” or “HBS”, swallow it whole. Do not chew, crush or open up the capsule.

If you are taking the dispersible tablet, you can either swallow it whole or disperse the tablet in a quarter to half cup (25 ml to 50 ml) of water. Drink the mixture within half an hour of dispersion and stir well immediately before drinking.

This medicine must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue taking it even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed otherwise, as stopping it suddenly could worsen your condition.