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Syndopa Plus Tablet

Manufacturer: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Medicine composition: Levodopa, Carbidopa
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Syndopa Plus tablet is a combination medicine which is used to treat Parkinson’s and other associated disease with similar symptoms. It is used to cure symptoms like shakiness, stiffness, tremors, spasms, shivering and slow movements.

Its active ingredients include Carbidopa and Levodopa. Syndopa Plus helps increase dopamine levels in brain which in turn reduces the above mentioned symptoms.

It is advisable to inform the doctor about current medication (vitamins and herbal supplements), health conditions like pregnancy or possible surgeries and allergies.

Syndopa Plus tablet is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women. It should also be avoided by patients suffering from severe liver and kidney aliments and for patients less than 18 years of age.

Syndopa Plus tablet is helpful in treating the below provided problems:

Common side effects of Syndopa Plus tablet are as follows:

  • Nausea

  • Panic Attacks

  • Serotonin Syndrome (Agitation, Hallucinations, Seizures, Nausea)

  • Dizziness

  • Agitation

  • Back Pain

  • Abnormal Involuntary Movements

  • Behavioural Changes

  • Nocturia (Increased Urge To Urinate During The Night)

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Consumption of alcohol with Syndopa Plus tablet is not recommended as it increases effects like dizziness and drowsiness.

  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Syndopa Plus tablets are not recommended for pregnant women. In case of urgent need consult your doctor for alternatives.

  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Reaction of Syndopa Plus tablet with breast milk is not known. It is not generally recommended for lactating women. In case of urgent need, consult your doctor for safer alternatives.

  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Driving while on Syndopa Plus tablet is not recommended as there remains a chance of side effects like dizziness, nausea and increase in blood pressure.

  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Patients suffering from severe kidney aliments should avoid taking Syndopa Plus tablets as there remains a chance of worsening of kidney condition.

  • Does this affect liver function?

    Patients suffering from severe liver aliments should avoid consumption of Syndopa Plus tablet as it increases chance of serious side effects which can damage the liver.

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    Effect of Syndopa Plus tablets lasts for a duration of 5-24 hours depending on the severity of the condition.

  • What is the onset of action?

    Action of Syndopa Plus tablets can be observed 15 minutes after its consumption.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No such habit forming tendencies have been reported in Syndopa Plus tablets.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Syndopa Plus Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Take the missed dose of Syndopa Plus tablet as soon as you notice it. However, do not take the medicine if it is too near the next consecutive dose.

  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Do not consume Syndopa Plus tablets more than the required dose. Overdose can lead to serious and damaging side effects. In case of over dose seek immediate medical help.

This is an amino-acid precursor of dopamine which has antiparkinson properties. Levodopa crosses the blood-brain barrier and is decarboxylated to dopamine, which is then available to activate dopaminergic receptors. It compensates for the reduced supply of dopamine observed in Parkinson’s disease. Carbidopa works as a peripheral decarboxylase inhibitor, hence prevents the levodopa breakdown and allow it to enter the brain and increase the level of dopamine.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Consumption of alcohol while on treatment with Syndopa Plus increases risk of serious side effects like vomiting, nausea, weakness, dizziness, fainting and confusion.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    Syndopa Plus has negative interactions with the following drugs – Nitrofurantoin, Captopril, Furosemide, Deoxidopa, Amiodarone, Alprazolam and Atorvastatin.

  • Interaction with Disease

    Patients suffering from allergies, acute narrow angle glaucoma, alcoholism, asthma, high blood pressure, hormone problems, depression, heart problem, liver and kidney aliments should avoid consumption of Syndopa Plus tablets.

  • Interaction with Food

    Interaction of Syndopa Plus tablet with food is not known. However, it is advisable to take the medicine after food.

Ques: What is Syndopa plus tablet?

Ans: Syndopa Plus Tablet is a combination medicine which is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and similar symptoms which are associated with other diseases. These include shakiness, stiffness, and slow in movement. These symptoms are generally caused by a lack of dopamine which is a natural substance present in the brain. It contains Carbidopa and Levodopa as working ingredients. Syndopa Plus Tablet works by increasing the dopamine in the brain for proper brain functioning; allowing more levodopa to enter the brain.

Ques: What is the use of Syndopa plus tablet?

Ans: Syndopa Plus Tablet is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like treating disease, Poor muscle control, stiffness, tremors, spasms and shivering.

Ques: What are the side effects of Syndopa plus tablet?

Ans: This is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Syndopa Plus Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects have been observed and not necessarily occur. Some of these side-effects may be serious. These include Nausea, Panic Attacks, Serotonin Syndrome (Agitation, Hallucinations, Seizures, Nausea), Dizziness, Agitation, Back Pain, Abnormal Involuntary Movements, Behavioural Changes and Nocturia.

Ques: Can the Syndopa cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Ans: Yes, using of Syndopa Plus Tablet may result in the occurrence of side effects such as drowsiness and dizziness. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: How long do I need to use syndopa plus tablet before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: In most of the cases, the average time taken by this medication, to reach its peak effect is within 3 months, before noticing an improvement in the condition. But the same experience is not mandatory to everyone and so, it is not a recommended time period for this medication's action. Please consult your doctor, for the time period you need to consume this medication.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use syndopa plus tablet ?

Ans: This medication is generally used twice or thrice a day, as the time interval upto which this medication has an impact, is around 6 to 8 hours, but it is not the standard frequency, for using this medication. It is advised to consult your doctor for the dosage, as the frequency also depends on the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use syndopa plus tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: The action of salts involved in this medication, do not depend on using it pre-meal or post-meal. It is advised to consult a doctor before use and take it at a fixed time in a day.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal of syndopa plus tablet?

Ans: this medication contains salts, which are suitable to store at room temperature and keeping this medication above or below that, can cause inadequate effect. Protect it from moisture and light. Keep this medication, away from the reach of children. It is advised to dispose the expired or unused medication, for avoiding its inadequate effect.
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About Syndopa Plus Tablet
What are the uses of Syndopa Plus Tablet
What are the contraindications of Syndopa Plus Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Syndopa Plus Tablet ?
Key highlights of Syndopa Plus Tablet
What are the substitutes for Syndopa Plus Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Syndopa Plus Tablet ?
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