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What is Atamet?

Atamet is no longer available in the United States. 


Atamet is a prescription drug used to treat Parkinson's disease. It belongs to the drug class known as dopamine receptor agonists and is also known by the brand names Sinemet, Sinemet CR, and Parcopa. The generic name for the drug is carbidopa and levodopa. A low level of dopamine in the brain is a possible cause for Parkinson's disease. Levodopa becomes dopamine and carbidopa prevents the breakdown of levodopa before it reaches the brain. This is how Atamet increases dopamine levels and helps treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

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