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Levodopa + Benserazide

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    Levodopa + Benserazide
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    • Mechanism of Action
    • Levodopa - a dopamine precursor that is converted to dopamine, which is severely depleted within the striatum pallidum and substantia nigra in Parkinson’s disease.
      Benserazide - a decarboxylase inhibitor that inhibits peripheral conversion of levodopa to dopamine.
    • Pharmacology
    • Crosses the blood brain barrier.

Clinical Use

    • Indication
    • Parkinson’s disease.
    • Adverse Effects
    • Involuntary movements
    • Nausea / vomiting
    • Confusion
    • Postural hypotension
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