Contain 2 active ingredients : Levodopa (100 mg) and Benserazide (25 mg). This combination of medicines is also known as co-beneldopa. It is used in Parkinson's disease to increase the levels of dopamine in the brain.
Dopamine is a substance called a neurotransmitter.
It acts as a chemical messenger between nerve cells in the brain and nervous system. People with Parkinson's disease have lower amounts of dopamine in certain parts of their brains. This causes problems with the nerve messages that are sent from the brain to muscles and results in the symptoms of the disease, such as stiff muscles, slow movements and shaking.
Levodopa is converted into dopamine in the brain and this replaces the lost dopamine. This helps to improve the nerve messages that are sent to the muscles and reduces some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
Benserazide stops levodopa being converted into dopamine in the rest of the body, as this can cause unwanted side effects such as nausea and palpitations. Benserazide doesn't pass into the brain and so doesn't affect the conversion of levodopa to dopamine in the brain.
What is it used for?
Size : 100 capsules /bottle