Parkinson's disease. Symptoms of parkinsonism excluding drug-induced parkinsonism.
Dosage/Direction for Use
125-250 mg tid, titrated to individual needs.
Should be taken on an empty stomach: Best taken at least 30 min before or 1 hr after meals. May be taken w/ meals to reduce GI discomfort.
Hypersensitivity. Severely decompensated endocrine, renal, hepatic or cardiac disorders, psychoses or severe psychoneuroses, narrow-angle glaucoma. Concomitant use w/ MAOIs except selegeline. Patients <25 yr. Pregnancy.
History of gastric ulcer or osteomalacia. Discontinue use 12-48 hr before surgery requiring general anesth. Avoid anesth w/ cyclopropane or halothane in patients who should undergo surgery w/ Levopar not withdrawn. Monitor liver, kidney function & blood counts during therapy.