Sinemet and Stomach upset - from FDA reports


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 Mirapex, and have Parkinson's disease . We study 12,793 people who have side effects while taking Sinemet from FDA. Among them, 263 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 13,841 users)

Stomach Upset

Stomach upset has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, pain, type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 79,601 Stomach upset patients).

On Feb, 12, 2017

12,793 people reported to have side effects when taking Sinemet.
Among them, 263 people (2.06%) have Stomach Upset


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Sinemet cause Stomach upset?

Time on Sinemet when people have Stomach Upset *:

  • < 1 month: 55 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 66.93 %
  • male: 33.07 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.47 %
  • 10-19: 0.93 %
  • 20-29: 0.47 %
  • 30-39: 1.4 %
  • 40-49: 7.91 %
  • 50-59: 17.21 %
  • 60+: 71.63 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Parkinson's Disease (92 people, 34.98%)
  • High Blood Pressure (28 people, 10.65%)
  • Pain (21 people, 7.98%)
  • Depression (18 people, 6.84%)
  • Arthritis (13 people, 4.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Mirapex (33 people, 12.55%)
  • Xanax (28 people, 10.65%)
  • Lisinopril (27 people, 10.27%)
  • Aspirin (27 people, 10.27%)
  • Zofran (25 people, 9.51%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (144 people, 54.75%)
  • Diarrhea (64 people, 24.33%)
  • Dizziness (61 people, 23.19%)
  • Fall (60 people, 22.81%)
  • Weakness (57 people, 21.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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