Could Sinemet cause Dyskinesia - from FDA reports


Summary

Dyskinesia is found among people who take Sinemet, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Azilect, and have Parkinson's disease . We study 12,793 people who have side effects while taking Sinemet from FDA. Among them, 394 have Dyskinesia. Find out below who they are, when they have Dyskinesia and more.

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Sinemet

Sinemet has active ingredients of carbidopa; levodopa. It is often used in parkinson's disease. (latest outcomes from Sinemet 13,830 users)

Dyskinesia

Dyskinesia (abnormality or impairment of voluntary movement) has been reported by people with depression, parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, pain, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 23,206 Dyskinesia patients).

On Dec, 05, 2016

12,793 people reported to have side effects when taking Sinemet.
Among them, 394 people (3.08%) have Dyskinesia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Sinemet cause Dyskinesia?

Time on Sinemet when people have Dyskinesia *:

  • < 1 month: 22.22 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.78 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 27.78 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.56 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.56 %
  • 10+ years: 11.11 %

Gender of people who have Dyskinesia when taking Sinemet *:

  • female: 58.4 %
  • male: 41.6 %

Age of people who have Dyskinesia when taking Sinemet *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.33 %
  • 20-29: 2.33 %
  • 30-39: 0.33 %
  • 40-49: 4.67 %
  • 50-59: 16.67 %
  • 60+: 75.67 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Azilect (48 people, 12.18%)
  • Requip (45 people, 11.42%)
  • Comtan (45 people, 11.42%)
  • Mirapex (33 people, 8.38%)
  • Stalevo 100 (27 people, 6.85%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Sinemet, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Depression (39 people, 9.90%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Tremor (77 people, 19.54%)
  • Fall (56 people, 14.21%)
  • Weakness (46 people, 11.68%)
  • Parkinson's Disease (46 people, 11.68%)
  • Drowsiness (42 people, 10.66%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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