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Active ingredients: levodopa + carbidopa
What it is used for
For the treatment of advanced idiopathic ParkinsonÆs disease with severe motor fluctuations despite optimised alternative pharmacological treatment.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intraintestinal.
- Store below minus 18 degrees Celsius (deep freeze)
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
White to slightly yellow gel.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on January 1, 2020. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient levodopa + carbidopa
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
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