What are the adverse effects of 3 doses of Carbidopa/Levodopa 25-100 within a 5 hour period?

Posted on Tue, 9 Jun 2015 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Thank you. What could be the possible side effects for a patient receiving 3 doses of Carbo/Levo 25-100 within a 5 hour period? She would typically receive 2 doses within a 4 hour period.
Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 59 minutes later
Brief Answer:
There is no acute toxicity for a one time dose! You need higher doses~

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this excess drug intake than recommended. The toxicity levels required for this drug are very high and there is a reasonable safety margin. I have reviewed this information fully and the extra dose taken would not cause any acute symptoms for a one time error. However, always strive to take drugs just as recommended by your physician.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thanks for using our services and do feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah 1 hour later
Thank you for your quick response. I will use this service again.
Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 3 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I wish you well

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for your kind words.

Any day, anytime, we are always available to address your health worries.

Until next, I wish you well.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Dr. Ivo Ditah

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