Review: could Carbidopa And Levodopa cause Stomach Upset?


Summary

Stomach upset is found among people who take Carbidopa And Levodopa, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Comtan, and have Parkinson's disease . We study 2,573 people who have side effects while taking Carbidopa and levodopa from FDA and social media. Among them, 58 have Stomach upset. Find out below who they are, when they have Stomach upset and more.

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Carbidopa And Levodopa

Carbidopa and levodopa has active ingredients of carbidopa; levodopa. It is often used in parkinson's disease. (latest outcomes from Carbidopa and levodopa 2,748 users)

Stomach Upset

Stomach upset has been reported by people with weight decreased, breathing difficulty, hypokalemia, abdominal pain, diarrhea (latest reports from 227,236 Stomach upset patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

2,573 people reported to have side effects when taking Carbidopa And Levodopa.
Among them, 58 people (2.25%) have Stomach Upset


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Carbidopa and levodopa cause Stomach upset?

Time on Carbidopa And Levodopa when people have Stomach Upset *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Stomach Upset when taking Carbidopa And Levodopa *:

  • female: 59.65 %
  • male: 40.35 %

Age of people who have Stomach Upset when taking Carbidopa And Levodopa *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 22 %
  • 60+: 78 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Parkinson's Disease (25 people, 43.10%)
  • Parkinsonism (8 people, 13.79%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (8 people, 13.79%)
  • Depression (7 people, 12.07%)
  • Anxiety (6 people, 10.34%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lipitor (9 people, 15.52%)
  • Comtan (9 people, 15.52%)
  • Risperdal (8 people, 13.79%)
  • Requip (8 people, 13.79%)
  • Seroquel (7 people, 12.07%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (35 people, 60.34%)
  • Dyspnoea (12 people, 20.69%)
  • Dizziness (12 people, 20.69%)
  • Pyrexia (10 people, 17.24%)
  • Fall (10 people, 17.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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