Levodopa

  • (noun): The levorotatory form of dopa (trade names Bendopa and Brocadopa and Larodopa); as a drug it is used to treat Parkinson's disease.
    Synonyms: L-dopa, Bendopa, Brocadopa, Larodopa

Some articles on levodopa:

Stalevo - Mechanism of Action
... Levodopa is the immediate precursor to dopamine ... (COMT) inhibitor that increases the bioavailability of levodopa ... Carbidopa, which also does not cross the blood–brain barrier, is combined with levodopa to prevent its conversion to dopamine in the periphery ...
Treatment Of Parkinson's Disease - Pharmacologic - MAO-B Inhibitors
... motor symptoms and delay the need of taking levodopa when used as monotherapy in the first stages of the disease but produce more adverse effects and are less effective than levodopa ... study had as result that selegiline in combination with levodopa increased the risk of death this has been later disproven ...
Carbidopa/levodopa
... Carbidopa/levodopa (sometimes referred to as levocarb) is the combination of carbidopa and levodopa and is used to treat Parkinson's disease and dopamine-responsive dystonia (DRD) ...
Stalevo - Studies - FIRST-STEP
... The FIRST-STEP (Favorability of Immediate-Release carbidopa/levodopa vs STalevo Short-Term comparison in Early Parkinson's) study was a double-blind, randomized ... three daily doses of either Stalevo or levodopa/carbidopa, each containing 100 mg of the active drug, levodopa ...
Drug Interactions - Remacemide and Levodopa
... Remacemide delays the absorption of levodopa (300 mg of remacemide one hour before levodopa treatment delays mean time to peak levodopa plasma concentration by 20%) but not its total absorption (area-under ...