NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Friday, September 4, 2015
How to stop taking Sinemet
a good number of years ago, my doctor put me on sinemet to treat restless leg syndrone. I am and been for about a month also taking Requip for RLS. How can I safely quit the sinemet. Thanks
Generally, this forum is for Parkinson's disease. However, Sinemet is used to treat Parkinson's disease as well. Stopping this medication abruptly is typically avoided, and a schedule to wean off this medication needs to be individualized for every patient. Unfortunately, I cannot provide you with individual advise regarding this matter, but I suggest you contact the physician who prescribed the Sinemet to discuss a safe weaning schedule.
Punit Agrawal, DO
Assistant Professor of Neurology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University