Levodopa is a medicine indicated for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
This remedy has levodopa and benserazide hydrochloride, two compounds that act in the Central Nervous System, doing the replacement of Dopamine, a substance that helps in communication between cells. Levodopa may also be known commercially as Prolopa.
The price of this medicine varies between 50 and 90 reais, and can be purchased at pharmacies or online stores.
How to take
The recommended doses of Levodopa should be indicated by your doctor, and doses ranging from 300 to 600 mg per day are generally recommended.
The tablets should be taken whole, without chewing, 30 minutes before or 1 hour after meals.
Some of the side effects of this remedy may include involuntary movements,
chest pain, constipation, weight loss or shortness of breath.
This medication is contraindicated in pregnant or lactating women, patients less than 25 years of age, with uncontrolled diseases in the kidneys, liver or heart, patients with glaucoma or a history of psychiatric illness, and for patients with allergies to any of the components of formula.
In addition, they should not be used in conjunction with antidepressant medications.