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How to withdraw from Sinemet CR?

My husband has taken sinemet cr for 3 weeks in December 2017 after 4 days in hospital. Neurologist prescribed after consult with neurosurgerns who saw nothing in mri.Jan 8th he was switched to sinemet 25-100 3 times a day. His doctor wants to wean him off sinemet (no Parkinson’s observed). He has been given two sinemet 2 times daily. I’m supposed to give him 1 sinemet daily for a week then stop . Is that ok
Mon, 23 Apr 2018
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Hi,

Yes, 1 Sinemet daily for 1 week and then half Sinemet daily for 3 days and then stop. More gradual weaning is a wise option.

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

Regards,
Dr. Varinder Joshi
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How to withdraw from Sinemet CR?

Hi, Yes, 1 Sinemet daily for 1 week and then half Sinemet daily for 3 days and then stop. More gradual weaning is a wise option. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Varinder Joshi