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Review: could Sinemet cause Dyskinesia?

We study 10,431 people who have side effects while taking Sinemet from FDA and social media. Among them, 423 have Dyskinesia. Find out below who they are, when they have Dyskinesia and more.

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Sinemet

Sinemet (latest outcomes from 11,037 users) has active ingredients of carbidopa; levodopa. It is often used in parkinson's disease.

Dyskinesia

Dyskinesia (abnormality or impairment of voluntary movement) (latest reports from 89,879 patients) has been reported by people with depression, parkinson's disease, pain, gastrointestinal disorder, bipolar disorder.

On Aug, 19, 2014: 10,430 people reported to have side effects when taking Sinemet. Among them, 423 people (4.06%) have Dyskinesia. They amount to 0.47% of all the 89,713 people who have Dyskinesia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Dyskinesia in Sinemet reports

Time on Sinemet when people have Dyskinesia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dyskinesia23.81%26.19%30.95%2.38%4.76%4.76%7.14%

Gender of people who have Dyskinesia when taking Sinemet * :

FemaleMale
Dyskinesia55.08%44.92%

Age of people who have Dyskinesia when taking Sinemet * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dyskinesia0.00%0.00%0.23%1.58%1.13%5.64%17.16%74.27%

Severity of Dyskinesia when taking Sinemet ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dyskinesia0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%

How people recovered from Dyskinesia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Dyskinesia100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Parkinson's disease (257 people, 60.76%)
  2. Depression (41 people, 9.69%)
  3. Dyskinesia (19 people, 4.49%)
  4. Anxiety (17 people, 4.02%)
  5. Osteoporosis (13 people, 3.07%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Sinemet cr (117 people, 27.66%)
  2. Comtan (101 people, 23.88%)
  3. Tasmar (86 people, 20.33%)
  4. Mirapex (70 people, 16.55%)
  5. Requip (64 people, 15.13%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Laa on Jul, 28, 2012:

    Female 68 years old taking neupro patch 2 weeks and 4 have fallen off, also take sinamet azilect and stopping requip. Feel miserable have had pd 12 hrs any help,,,

    Reply

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • Valerie on Jun, 29, 2011:

    I'm 58 years old, female and started taking tiny doses of Sinemet 10/100 (1/2 tab daily) six months ago. Much of my gray hair has grown out brown. My thick, fast growing mane used to need coloring once a week to prevent the appearance of an obvious "skunk streak" but since using Sinemet, I only need color my hair every 4 to 6 weeks. My hair is still growing as fast as before requiring frequent trimming.

    Reply

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