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Review: could Sinemet cause Itching?

Summary: Itching could be caused by Sinemet, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Aspirin, and have Parkinson's disease.

We study 10,421 people who have side effects while taking Sinemet from FDA and social media. Among them, 121 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching 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.

Itching

Itching (latest reports from 537,495 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 10,370 people reported to have side effects when taking Sinemet. Among them, 121 people (1.17%) have Itching. They amount to 0.02% of all the 537,340 people who have Itching on eHealthMe.

Trend of Itching in Sinemet reports

Time on Sinemet when people have Itching * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Itching0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Sinemet * :

FemaleMale
Itching61.79%38.21%

Age of people who have Itching when taking Sinemet * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itching0.00%0.00%0.00%0.88%0.88%0.88%7.89%89.47%

Severity of Itching when taking Sinemet ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Itching ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Itching0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Parkinson's disease (42 people, 34.71%)
  2. Chemotherapy (21 people, 17.36%)
  3. Breast cancer (21 people, 17.36%)
  4. Metastases to bone (21 people, 17.36%)
  5. Osteoporosis (19 people, 15.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (43 people, 35.54%)
  2. Coumadin (37 people, 30.58%)
  3. Prilosec (32 people, 26.45%)
  4. Actonel (27 people, 22.31%)
  5. Toprol-xl (24 people, 19.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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