Syndopa 275 mg is a combination medicine that is usually used to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (such as stiffness, shakiness, moving problems, and others). It also may be used for other purposes not listed in this document. This medication contains Levodopa and Carbidopa as active ingredients. Nonetheless, it also contains other inactive ingredients such as magnesium stearate, hydroxypropyl cellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, and others. Syndopa 275 mg belongs to the group of medicines called Antiparkinsonian drugs. It is not allowed to use this medicine without the doctor’s approval because you may experience unwanted results.
The manufacturer of Syndopa 275 mg is Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Limited.
Commonly, 3-4 tablets per day are the recommended dose or as your physician directs. Take the tablet whole by mouth with a glass full of water. It is not recommended to crush, break, or chew the tablet while swallowing. Avoid alcoholic drinks to swallow the tablet because it may increase your risk of negative effects. If stomach upset or nausea occurs, you can administer the pill with light food or milk. To get a better effect from Syndopa 275 mg, you should use this medicine regularly each day and at the same time.
However, do not use Syndopa 275 mg more than is allowed because it will not treat your condition faster. Yet, if you do not notice the desired result, your doctor may increase the dosage for several weeks.
If you intend to use the liquid form of this drug, measure the dose carefully with a special spoon. In any case, you should not use a household spoon because you may get the wrong dose, which may also increase your risk of side effects. If you see no improvements in your health condition in the first week of treatment, discuss it with your doctor immediately.
Usually, the dosages vary among patients because it depends on their response to treatment, other medicines that they may be using, and age. If you are not sure what dosage is better for you, discuss it with a physician. Moreover, you should not interrupt the treatment suddenly without a doctor’s approval because symptoms may return.
- Syndopa 275 mg (Levodopa 250 mg/ Carbidopa 25 mg)
Sometimes, you may forget to use this medication and it is advised to take the dose as soon as possible. In any case, skip the missed dose and continue the regular treatment if it is near the time for the next dose. If you take more tablets the next time, trying to catch up, it may lead to an increased risk of severe side effects.
You may notice an overdose rarely due to an increased dose of Syndopa 275 mg. Stop taking this drug and seek medical attention right away, if you experience any of the following symptoms. Examples include severe dizziness, passing out, fast or pounding heartbeat, trouble breathing, and others. Discuss with a doctor for more details.
Side Effects of Syndopa 275 mg
You may notice some adverse reactions while you are using this medicine. If your body adjusts to Levodopa and Carbidopa, you may not notice any of the following side effects. Overdose and allergy are two factors that can cause adverse effects. There are three types of side effects: mild, moderate, and severe.
Mild Side Effects
This category of side effects usually may occur due to dehydration. Therefore, increase your water intake to diminish this problem. It is advised to tell your physician if you experience any of the following adverse effects. Check some examples below:
- Body aches
Moderate Side Effects
The following side effects usually are not dangerous for the patients. It means that they can continue safely the treatment. For example:
Severe Side Effects
Rarely, you may notice this category of side effects. However, if you experience any of the following negative effects, you should stop taking Syndopa 275 mg and ask for medical help right away. In addition, your doctor may be able to help you to prevent or avoid adverse effects. Check below some examples:
- Loss of balance
- Pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Mental disorders (such as confusion)
This document does not contain a complete list of negative effects. Tell your healthcare professional if you experience any of the adverse reactions listed above or any other effects.
Some drugs may interact with Syndopa 275 mg and change how this medicine works by decreasing its effectiveness or even increasing the risk of adverse effects. Before using this medicine, tell your physician about all products that you are using. For example over-the-counter medicines, prescription medicines, supplements, vitamins, herbal products, and others. Check some examples of drug interaction below:
- Sodium bicarbonate
It is advised to consult a doctor before using Syndopa 275 mg because this article does not contain all possible drug interactions. Additionally, you should not start, stop, or change the dosages without a doctor’s approval because it may be harmful to you.
If you experience any of the following health conditions, talk to a doctor before using this medication. Moreover, it is recommended to tell your healthcare professional if you are allergic to the ingredients of the drug or if you have any other allergies. Check some examples below:
- Kidney disease (kidney stones)
- Recent dietary change (such as from a high-protein diet to a vegetarian diet)
- Severe urinary tract infections
- Liver disease
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Heart disease (such as recent heart attack, heart failure, and others)
Syndopa 275 mg may make you drowsy or dizzy or may blur your vision. Limit or avoid alcohol and marijuana (cannabis) during treatment because these symptoms may increase. Moreover, you should not operate machinery or drive while you are on treatment with Levodopa and Carbidopa because they may be harmful to you.
During pregnancy, you can use this medicine when it is clearly needed only because it may harm you and your unborn baby. Yet, you should consult a doctor before breastfeeding because it is unknown if Syndopa 275 mg passes into breast milk.
- It is advised to store this medicine at room temperature (below 30 Celsius degrees) and away from direct sunlight and moisture. Hence, do not keep Syndopa 275 mg in the bathroom.
- Keep away this medication from pets and children because it may be harmful to them.