Should be taken with food. GI discomfort may be reduced by increasing the dose of levodopa gradually, &/or by taking w/ or after meals. However, taking levodopa on a full stomach may lead to lower plasma conc. In later disease, it may be preferable to take on an empty stomach if the patient can tolerate it. Keep a consistent diet. A change in diet to foods high in protein may delay levodopa absorption & reduce amount taken up in circulation.
ROUTE(S) : PO: C
ROUTE(S) : Gastroenteral: C
FDA pregnancy category C if used in combination therapy w/ carbidopa
N04BA01 - levodopa ; Belongs to the class of dopa and dopa derivative dopaminergic agents. Used in the management of Parkinson's disease.
500 mg x 10's (24.48 INR)