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Review: could Carbidopa and levodopa cause Hallucination (Hallucinations)?

Summary: Hallucination 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 Requip, and have Parkinson's disease.

We study 2,274 people who have side effects while taking Carbidopa and levodopa from FDA and social media. Among them, 95 have Hallucination. Find out below who they are, when they have Hallucination 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 2,478 Carbidopa and levodopa users)

Hallucination

Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present) has been reported by people with depression, pain, parkinson's disease, quit smoking, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 30,177 Hallucination patients)

On Jan, 13, 2015: 2,274 people reported to have side effects when taking Carbidopa and levodopa. Among them, 107 people (4.71%) have Hallucination.

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
Hallucination42.11%10.53%0.00%15.79%26.32%5.26%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hallucination52.85%47.15%

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%7.21%92.79%

Severity of Hallucination when taking Carbidopa and levodopa ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hallucination0.00%0.00%33.33%66.67%

How people recovered from Hallucination ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hallucination50.00%0.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Parkinson's disease (88 people, 82.24%)
  2. Drug effect decreased (20 people, 18.69%)
  3. Hypertension (13 people, 12.15%)
  4. Anxiety disorder (10 people, 9.35%)
  5. Osteoporosis (8 people, 7.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Requip (27 people, 25.23%)
  2. Symmetrel (25 people, 23.36%)
  3. Rivotril (17 people, 15.89%)
  4. Selegiline hydrochloride (17 people, 15.89%)
  5. Comtan cmt+tab (16 people, 14.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    A year later some strange things began: high fever, life-long right-side tendency for tonsillitis, persistent 'mononucleosis', poor memory, low energy, and migraines which eventually became the scourge of my adult life. All that hidden under a blanket of high emotional stress caused by life-altering changes in the family.

    2010: diagnosed with well developed Parkinson's Disease (PD).
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