Sinemet Teaching 41

Instructed in new medication Sinemet and in S/E such as choreiform, dystonic, dyskinetic movements, involuntary grimacing, head movements, myoclonic body jerks, ataxia, tremor, muscle twitching, bradykinetic episodes, psychiatric disturbances, anxiety, disturbing dreams, euphoria, malaise, fatigue, severe depression, suicidal tendencies, dementia, delirium, hallucinations (may necessitate reduction or withdrawal of drug), confusion, insomnia, agitation, orthostatic hypotension, cardiac irregularities, phlebitis, blepharospasm, blurred vision, diplopia, mydriasis or miosis, oculogyric crises, excessive salivation, dry mouth, bitter taste, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, constipation, flatulence, diarrhea, abdominal pain, urinary frequency, urine retention, urinary incontinence, darkened urine, priapism, hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, agranulocytosis, hepatotoxicity, weight loss (may occur at start of therapy), hiccups, hyperventilation, and dark perspiration.