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  • n. A drug given to people with Parkinson's disease to inhibit peripheral metabolism of levodopa.

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Examples

  • Treatments for symptom relief: Drugs levodopa with carbidopa, anticholinergics, surgery and deep-brain stimulation

    Drug Concerns in Parkinson's

  • The study compared the new formulation to the standard form of the drugs carbidopa and levodopa.

  • Almost two years later in 2008, Impax announced that it had begun work to develop this next-generation carbidopa/levodopa product.

  • ABT -- was granted fast-track designation by the US Food and Drug Administration for Duodopa, the levodopa/carbidopa intestinal gel it is developing for the long-term treatment of motor fluctuations associated with advanced Parkinson's disease.

  • Levodopa combined with carbidopa is the most widely used drug treatment for Parkinson's disease.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • FMS201 is a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase II trial designed to investigate several dosing options for droxidopa, both alone an in combination with carbidopa.

  • It is combined with carbidopa, to prevent the levodopa from converting too soon to dopamine, prior to entering the brain.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Physicians prescribe it in combination with another drug, carbidopa, and the resultant medication is called Sinemet.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • The companies said patients treated with the new formulation had 3.8 hours of "off time" per day, on average, while patients treated with the original forms of carbidopa and levodopa averaged 5.2 hours.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Comtan is used as an adjunct to levodopa/carbidopa therapy to treat patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease who experience the signs and symptoms of end-of-dose "wearing-off."

    Reuters: Press Release

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