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DOPACOL L100 [Brand Name]

DOPACOL L100 [Brand Name]

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Active ingredient
Levodopa
Brand name medicine
DOPACOL
Effects of this medicine
Levodopa is taken up into the brain to act as dopamine while carbidopa enhances transition of levodopa to the brain. By these combination, this medicine improves hand shivering, general stiffness and daily life activities, etc. caused by lack of dopamine.
It is usually used to treat Parkinson's disease and parkinsonian syndrome.
Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)
・For patients who have never taken levodopa before: In general, for adults, initially take 100 to 125 mg of levodopa at a time, 100 to 300 mg daily, and the dose is increased by 100 to 125 mg every day or every other day, then the optimal dose is determined as the maintenance dose (standard dose is 200 to 250 mg of levodopa at a time, 3 times daily). The dosage may be adjusted according to the symptoms, however, the daily dose should not be exceeded 1,500.
For patients who have been taking levodopa: In general, for adults, take at least 8-hour interval after taking levodopa alone, the initial dose is determined based on equivalent to one fifth of levodopa of the daily maintenance dose, and take it in 3 divided doses daily. After that, the dosage may be adjusted according to the symptoms, and the optimal dose is determined as the maintenance dose (standard dose is 200 to 250 mg of levodopa at a time, 3 times daily). The daily dose should not be exceeded 1,500 mg.
This preparation contains 100 mg of levodopa in a tablet. Strictly follow the instructions.
・If you miss a dose, take a dose as soon as possible when you remember that you missed a dose. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist
・If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines or foods.
If you have closed angle glaucoma.
・If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
・If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)
Precautions while taking this medicine
・This medicine may cause sudden sleep, absent-mindedness, decline of attention, concentration or reflection. Avoid driving a car or operating dangerous machinery after taking the medicine.
・Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if your sweat, urine or saliva turned black.
Storage conditions and other information
・Keep out of reach of children. Store away from light, heat and moisture.
・Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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