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Review: could Sinemet cause Dental caries?

Summary: Dental caries could be caused by Sinemet, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take Zometa, and have Parkinson's disease.

We study 10,421 people who have side effects while taking Sinemet from FDA and social media. Among them, 51 have Dental caries. Find out below who they are, when they have Dental caries and more.

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Sinemet

Sinemet (latest outcomes from 11,024 users) has active ingredients of carbidopa; levodopa. It is often used in parkinson's disease.

Dental caries

Dental caries (latest reports from 93,262 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, metastases to bone, high blood pressure, pain.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 10,367 people reported to have side effects when taking Sinemet. Among them, 51 people (0.49%) have Dental Caries. They amount to 0.05% of all the 92,892 people who have Dental Caries on eHealthMe.

Trend of Dental caries in Sinemet reports

Time on Sinemet when people have Dental caries * :

n/a

Gender of people who have Dental caries when taking Sinemet * :

FemaleMale
Dental caries67.92%32.08%

Age of people who have Dental caries when taking Sinemet * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dental caries0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%23.53%0.00%76.47%

Severity of Dental caries when taking Sinemet ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Dental caries ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Parkinson's disease (34 people, 66.67%)
  2. Osteoporosis (21 people, 41.18%)
  3. Breast cancer (21 people, 41.18%)
  4. Metastases to bone (21 people, 41.18%)
  5. Chemotherapy (21 people, 41.18%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (34 people, 66.67%)
  2. Herceptin (34 people, 66.67%)
  3. Taxotere (34 people, 66.67%)
  4. Cytoxan (32 people, 62.75%)
  5. Tamoxifen citrate (26 people, 50.98%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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On eHealthMe, Sinemet (carbidopa; levodopa) is often used for parkinson's disease. Find out below the conditions Sinemet is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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  • From this study (7 days ago):

  • Parkinsons has become worse lately. Dry eyes. Indigestion.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • This is a query on behalf of a friend. Don't rightly know if this hyper-vigilance is physiological and/or psychological.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I am 59 (female) and I have Parkinson’s disease for 12 years
    My current daily dosage is: Levodopa/Carbidopa 250+25mg 7x1/2; PK-Merz 100mg (Amantadine) 2x1; Comtan 200mg 7x1; Nacom Retard 200mg+50mg 1x1; Madopar solubile 12m5/50mg 1x1;
    Long "off" intervals experiencing severe stiffness, unwanted movements-jerks on the whole body and on the face (upper right part of the lips), severe headache lasting for hours; legs skin rush (net-like on the upper part of legs, rush on the lower part-under the knees and ulcers on the feet.

    Reply

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    Have tried ropiranole type drugs, Mirapex, went to gabapentin, now on Sinemet Cr. Feeling depressed, gaining weight, and not getting relief thru the night. Take trazodone to finally get sleep. Worried about side effects of Sinemet CR 25/100 need to take 2 or 3 at night to get relief. Also taking ...

  • I have night episodes of binge eating without hunger
    I have Parkinson Disease diagnosed 4 years ago. It seems to be a slow developing PD since my symptoms have increased very little or nothing in all these years. I have a serious condition of insomnia, I get asleep very soon but awake many times during the night (6 or 7 times), I have been Rx sever ...

  • Is high ck (702) related to parkinson's
    High ck led to taking a statin as a prophylactic, which was discontinued when I had a normal angiogram one month later my ck is still high. It was 702, a month later it is 678. What should I do?

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