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My husband takes Sinemet 3 times a day on an empty stomach. I have some difficulty getting all 3 pills done due to his sleeping so much & feeding him when he is up. When directions say on empty stomach how much time before meals or after meals does that mean?

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Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:58 pm
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I think the rule we followed was 1 hour either way

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Post Re: Sinemet
Thank you for the guideline.

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Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:25 pm
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I never was told take it on a empty stomach. The warning labels on the sinemet (Carbidopa & Levodopa 25/100) at first said could be taken with or without food. Now the warnings don't ay anything. My LO started on 3x day and now 2x day in AM and PM. Am I missing something??


Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:47 am
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My understanding is that it makes no difference. My drug reference states that it should be taken with food if gastric irritation occurs.

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Thanks for the clarification. She also takes Priosec every other day.


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