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Brand names in the United States --
* Sinemet 10-100
* Stalevo 100
Brand names in the Canada --
Dosage forms --
* Tablet, Extended Release
* Capsule, Extended Release
* Tablet, Disintegrating
* Capsule, Liquid Filled
DESCRIPTION OF USE
Antidyskinetics are used to treat Parkinson's disease, sometimes referred to as "shaking palsy." By improving muscle control and reducing stiffness, this medicine allows more normal movements of the body as the disease symptoms are reduced. It is also used to control severe reactions to certain medicines such as reserpine (e.g., Serpasil) (medicine to control high blood pressure) or phenothiazines, chlorprothixene (e.g., Taractan), thiothixene (e.g., Navane), loxapine (e.g., Loxitane), and haloperidol (e.g., Haldol) (medicines for nervous, mental, and emotional conditions).
Antidyskinetics may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
These medicines are available only with your doctor's prescription.
BEFORE USING THIS MEDICINE
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to medicines in this group or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
Children may be especially sensitive to the effects of antidyskinetics. This may increase the chance of side effects during treatment.
Older adults --
Agitation, confusion, disorientation, hallucinations, memory loss, and mental changes are more likely to occur in elderly patients, who are usually more sensitive to the effects of antidyskinetics.
Studies on effects in pregnancy have not been done in either humans or animals. However, antidyskinetics have not been shown to cause problems in humans.
It is not known …