Review: could Sinemet cause Stomach Upset?


Summary

Stomach upset is found among people who take Sinemet, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ambien, and have Parkinson's disease . We study 11,576 people who have side effects while taking Sinemet from FDA and social media. Among them, 75 have Stomach upset. Find out below who they are, when they have Stomach upset 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 13,518 users)

Stomach Upset

Stomach upset has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, constipation, diarrhea, stress and anxiety, dehydration (latest reports from 227,236 Stomach upset patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

11,576 people reported to have side effects when taking Sinemet.
Among them, 75 people (0.65%) have Stomach Upset


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Sinemet cause Stomach upset?

Time on Sinemet when people have Stomach Upset *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Stomach Upset when taking Sinemet *:

  • female: 57.33 %
  • male: 42.67 %

Age of people who have Stomach Upset when taking Sinemet *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.85 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 14.81 %
  • 50-59: 7.41 %
  • 60+: 75.93 %

Severity if Stomach Upset when taking Sinemet **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Stomach Upset **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Parkinson's Disease (22 people, 29.33%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (12 people, 16.00%)
  • Insomnia (9 people, 12.00%)
  • Hypothyroidism (9 people, 12.00%)
  • Hypertension (9 people, 12.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Nexium (13 people, 17.33%)
  • Mirapex (13 people, 17.33%)
  • Aspirin (13 people, 17.33%)
  • Ambien (13 people, 17.33%)
  • Lipitor (12 people, 16.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (24 people, 32.00%)
  • Fatigue (20 people, 26.67%)
  • Anxiety (20 people, 26.67%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (19 people, 25.33%)
  • Dizziness (18 people, 24.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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