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Parkinson's Disease

Generic vs Brand name Sinemet

06/29/2000

Question:

Is there a difference between brand name and generic sinemet. I find generic causes me pain (pluracy feeling) thruout my body.

Answer:

In general both the drugs are equivalent. However if you consistently find that the brand-name drug does not cause side effects it would be worth switching to it in your individual case.

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Response by:

Arif Dalvi, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati