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Posted on Mon, 14 Aug 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I would like to know the side effects of Carbidopa /Levodopa 25-100 mlgs . I I get very stiff neck when taking it, also pain
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Answered by Dr. Geeta Sundar 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Best treatment is local--heat fomentation, and exercises

Detailed Answer:
Hi welcome to health care magic,
Carbidopa/Levodopa can cause Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, lightheadedness, drowsiness, stomach upset, loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, headache, or dry mouth and staining of sweat and urine.
In face rigidity or stiffness is a a part of Parkinson's and not due to drug.

Your doctor can increase dose of your medication, but side effects may increase.
Best treatment is local--heat fomentation, and exercises, including gentle yoga.
Regards

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