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Parkinsonism, clients not receiving levodopa.

Initial: 1 tablet of 10 mg carbido-pa/100 mg levodopa t.i.d.-q.i.d. or 25 mg carbidopa/100 mg levodopa t.i.d.; then, increase by 1 tablet q 1-2 days until a total of 8 tablets/day is taken. If additional levodopa is required, substitute 1 tablet of 25 mg carbidopa/250 mg levodopa t.i.d.-q.i.d.

Parkinsonism, clients receiving levodopa.

Initial: Carbidopa/levodopa dosage should be about 25% of prior levodo-pa dosage (levodopa dosage is discontinued 8 hr before carbido-pa/levodopa is initiated); then, adjust dosage as required. Suggested starting dose is 1 tablet of 25 mg carbido-pa/250 mg levodopa t.i.d.-q.i.d. for clients taking more than 1500 mg levodopa or 25 mg carbidopa/100 mg levodopa for clients taking less than 1500 mg levodopa.

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