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Elcapon 50 mg/12.5 mg/200 mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Zydus Cadila
Medicine composition: Levodopa, Carbidopa, Entacapone
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Elcapon 50 mg/12.5 mg/200 mg Tablet is an amino acid that is produced and used as a part of the normal biology of human beings, also in some animals and plants. Elcapon 50 mg/12.5 mg/200 mg Tablet crosses the protective blood–brain barrier as dopamine cannot. Thus, Elcapon 50 mg/12.5 mg/200 mg Tablet is used to increase the dopamine concentrations in the treatment of Parkinson's disease and dopamine-responsive dystonia. Besides the central nervous system, Elcapon 50 mg/12.5 mg/200 mg Tablet can also be converted into dopamine from within the peripheral nervous system.

There are two types of responses seen with the administration of Elcapon 50 mg/12.5 mg/200 mg Tablet : The short-duration response which is related to the half-life of the drug. The long-duration response depends directly on the accumulation of effects over at least a two week course, during which ΔFosB accumulates in nigrostriatal neurons. When used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, this response is seen only in early therapy, as at that stage the inability of the brain to store dopamine is not yet a concern.

Some side effects include hypotension: a result of the dosage being too high, arrhythmias: although this is uncommon, nausea, which can be avoided by taking the drug with food, hair loss, disorientation and, or confusion, an extreme emotional state, particularly anxiety, but also excessive libido.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Neurologist before using this medicine.
  • Nausea

  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

  • Panic Attacks

  • Altered Behaviour

  • Mood Changes

  • Altered Sleep

  • Burning Sensation Of Tongue

  • Confusion

  • Convulsions

  • Dizziness

  • Drowsiness

  • Fever

  • Frequent Dreams

  • Hallucination

  • Increased Sweating

  • Tachycardia

  • Irregular Heart Rate

  • Tremor

  • Vomiting

  • Worsening Of Tremor

  • Muscle Stiffness

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Syndopa forte tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Syndopa forte tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Patients who have experienced somnolence and/or an episode of sudden sleep onset must refrain from driving or operating machines.
    Advise patients to exercise caution while driving or operating machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Elcapon 50 mg/12.5 mg/200 mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

The active constituent of this medication is structurally an amino acid, a precursor of dopamine. Medication is taken orally crosses the blood-brain barrier and is decarboxylated to dopamine, which is then available to activate dopaminergic receptors. This compensates for the reduced supply of dopamine observed in Parkinson’s disease.

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