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Review: could Carbidopa and levodopa cause Tardive dyskinesia?





Summary: Tardive dyskinesia is found among people who take Carbidopa and levodopa, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take medication Metoclopramide, and have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease.

We study 2,273 people who have side effects while taking Carbidopa and levodopa from FDA and social media. Among them, 15 have Tardive dyskinesia. Find out below who they are, when they have Tardive dyskinesia 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 2,477 users)

Tardive dyskinesia

Tardive dyskinesia (a disorder that involves involuntary movements) has been reported by people with indigestion, abdominal distension, bipolar disorder, depression, gastrointestinal disorder.(latest reports from Tardive dyskinesia 23,204 patients)

On Nov, 26, 2014: 2,272 people reported to have side effects when taking Carbidopa and levodopa. Among them, 15 people (0.66%) have Tardive Dyskinesia.

Trend of Tardive dyskinesia in Carbidopa and levodopa reports

Time on Carbidopa and levodopa when people have Tardive dyskinesia * :

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

FemaleMale
Tardive dyskinesia53.33%46.67%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tardive dyskinesia0.00%12.50%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%12.50%75.00%

Severity of Tardive dyskinesia when taking Carbidopa and levodopa ** :

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How people recovered from Tardive dyskinesia ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (5 people, 33.33%)
  2. Restless legs syndrome (2 people, 13.33%)
  3. Gastric disorder (1 people, 6.67%)
  4. Impaired gastric emptying (1 people, 6.67%)
  5. Oesophageal hypomotility (1 people, 6.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metoclopramide (9 people, 60.00%)
  2. Amoxicillin (8 people, 53.33%)
  3. Aspirin (7 people, 46.67%)
  4. Xanax (6 people, 40.00%)
  5. Lexapro (6 people, 40.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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