Review: could Sinemet cause Dyskinesia?


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 Comtan, and have Parkinson's disease . We study 10,424 people who have side effects while taking Sinemet from FDA and social media. Among them, 367 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 10,933 users)

Dyskinesia

Dyskinesia (abnormality or impairment of voluntary movement) has been reported by people with drug effect decreased, malaise, joint swelling, drowsiness, suicidal ideation (latest reports from 15,470 Dyskinesia patients).

On Jul, 23, 2016

10,424 people reported to have side effects when taking Sinemet.
Among them, 367 people (3.52%) have Dyskinesia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Sinemet cause Dyskinesia?

Time on Sinemet when people have Dyskinesia *:

  • < 1 month: 20.75 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.42 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 33.96 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.89 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.66 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.77 %
  • 10+ years: 7.55 %

Gender of people who have Dyskinesia when taking Sinemet *:

  • female: 55.1 %
  • male: 44.9 %

Age of people who have Dyskinesia when taking Sinemet *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.35 %
  • 20-29: 2.44 %
  • 30-39: 0.35 %
  • 40-49: 6.27 %
  • 50-59: 17.42 %
  • 60+: 73.17 %

Severity if Dyskinesia when taking Sinemet **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 66.67 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 33.33 %

How people recovered from Dyskinesia **:

  • while on drug: 50 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Parkinson's Disease (169 people)
  • Depression (28 people)
  • Dyskinesia (11 people)
  • Anxiety (11 people)
  • Osteoporosis (10 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Comtan (42 people)
  • Requip (39 people)
  • Azilect (35 people)
  • Stalevo 100 (28 people)
  • Amantadine Hcl (26 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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