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Carbidopa-Levodopa CR: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking carbidopa-levodopa CR if you have:
- Heart problems of any kind
- Lung problems, such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Malignant melanoma (a type of skin cancer) or any undiagnosed skin lesions
- Glaucoma (an eye condition)
- Any mental illness, including depression
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
- A history of stomach or intestinal ulcers
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Sinemet CR and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Sinemet CR and Breastfeeding).
Dosing Information for Carbidopa-Levodopa CRThe dose of carbidopa-levodopa CR that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your previous dose of immediate-release carbidopa-levodopa (if you were taking it)
- How you respond to carbidopa-levodopa CR (especially if you develop bothersome side effects)
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.