Contact Us

Sinemet
*    Denotes required field.

   * First Name 

   * Last Name 

   * Email 

Phone 

Cell Phone 

Street Address 

Zip Code 

City 

State 

Date you started taking this drug:

Date you stopped taking this drug:

Did you experience compulsive gambling while taking this drug?

Estimated amount of money lost due to compulsive gambling:

Please describe side effects:

For verification purposes, please answer the below question:
+
=

No Yes, I agree to the Parker Waichman LLP disclaimers. Click here to review.

Yes, I would like to receive the Parker Waichman LLP monthly newsletter, InjuryAlert.

please do not fill out the field below.

Sinemet

Sinemet Side Effects May Lead To Compulsive Behavior Lawsuits

Sinemet | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Side Effects: Gambling Addiction, Compulsive Behaviors, Broken Marriage, Bankruptcies

Sinemet (generic: carbidopa-levodopa) is a combination of carbidopa and levodopa and is prescribed to treat Parkinson’s disease. Recent reports have linked the dopamine agonist class of drugs to gambling addiction and other unhealthy compulsive behaviors.

About Sinemet

Sinemet is a dopamine agonist and works by mimicking the effects of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Dopamine helps people control their movements and increases feelings of happiness and satisfaction. Because Parkinson's disease occurs due to a lack of dopamine in certain areas of the brain, Sinemet can help ease some of the symptoms associated with Parkinson’s.

2005 Mayo Clinic ReportIn a July 2005 report published in the Archives of Neurology, Mayo Clinic researchers documented behavior that supported earlier observations linking dopamine agonist drugs with gambling addiction and compulsive behaviors. The report detailed 11 Parkinson's patients who developed gambling problems while taking dopamine agonist drugs between 2002 and 2004. Doctors have since identified 14 additional Mayo Clinic patients with the problem.

Legal Help For Victims Affected By Sinemet

If you or a loved one took Sinemet and suffered side effects, please fill out the form at the right for a free case evaluation by a qualified drug side effects attorney or call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).



 

SinemetRSS Feed
Parker Waichman Accolades And Reviews Best Lawyers Find Us On Avvo