How it works
Levodopa works by being converted to dopamine, a chemical messenger that is needed to control the movement through transmission of signals in the brain.
Benserazide is always given with levodopa. It works by preventing levodopa from being broken down before it reaches the brain. This allows for a lower dose of levodopa, which causes less nausea and vomiting.
Common side effects
Nausea, Vomiting, Dizziness, Loss of appetite, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Movement disorder.
Nausea, Postural hypotension (low blood pressure), Psychiatric disturbances, Abnormal heart rhythm, Abnormal involuntary movements, Altered libido, Anemia, Drowsiness, Fluctuating disability, Hallucination, Decreased blood pressure, Decreased white blood cell count, Increased liver enzymes, Reduced blood platelets, Vomiting.