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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Does excessive sleepiness due to Sinemet intake subside over time?

Does sleepiness with Sinemet subside over time? My mom just started taking it and she sleeps all day. I am afraid to stop giving it to her but I want to give her some time to be awake and not so sleepy. She is taking it for a muscle spasm due to Corticobasal Degeneration, not PD but this is a medicine that they try with this condition. Thank you.
Sat, 15 Sep 2018
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Cardiologist 's  Response

I would explain that these adverse effects are usually transitory in the first days.

Anyway, if her situation does not improve in the next days, I recommend stopping taking it, because in most of the cases with cortico-basal degeneration, it does not improve the situation.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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