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Review: could Carbidopa and levodopa cause Hallucination?

Summary: Hallucination could be caused by Carbidopa and levodopa, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Requip, and have Parkinson's disease.

We study 2,258 people who have side effects while taking Carbidopa and levodopa from FDA and social media. Among them, 106 have Hallucination. Find out below who they are, when they have Hallucination and more.

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Carbidopa and levodopa

Carbidopa and levodopa (latest outcomes from 2,462 users) has active ingredients of carbidopa; levodopa. It is often used in parkinson's disease.

Hallucination

Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present) (latest reports from 166,163 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, parkinson's disease, quit smoking.

On Apr, 9, 2014: 2,252 people reported to have side effects when taking Carbidopa and levodopa. Among them, 106 people (4.71%) have Hallucination. They amount to 0.06% of all the 167,001 people who have Hallucination on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hallucination in Carbidopa and levodopa reports

Time on Carbidopa and levodopa when people have Hallucination * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hallucination44.44%11.11%0.00%11.11%27.78%5.56%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hallucination when taking Carbidopa and levodopa * :

FemaleMale
Hallucination52.46%47.54%

Age of people who have Hallucination when taking Carbidopa and levodopa * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hallucination0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%7.27%92.73%

Severity of Hallucination when taking Carbidopa and levodopa ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hallucination0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%

How people recovered from Hallucination ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hallucination100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Parkinson's disease (88 people, 83.02%)
  2. Drug effect decreased (20 people, 18.87%)
  3. Hypertension (13 people, 12.26%)
  4. Anxiety disorder (10 people, 9.43%)
  5. Anaemia (8 people, 7.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Requip (27 people, 25.47%)
  2. Symmetrel (25 people, 23.58%)
  3. Rivotril (17 people, 16.04%)
  4. Selegiline hydrochloride (17 people, 16.04%)
  5. Comtan cmt+tab (16 people, 15.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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