Medication shortages: what to do?
Most Quebeckers with Parkinson’s disease take the combination levodopa / carbidopa, sold under its brand name, “Sinemet”, or its generic version.
Currently, Canada is facing supply constraints with the drug “Sinemet” due to delays in production and replenishment by the global manufacturer. On the other hand, the generic brand, most often dispensed by pharmacies, knows no shortage.
As a precaution, we invite you to check your medication. If it was difficult for you to access “Sinemet”, we encourage you to discuss it with your pharmacist. They are the best resource to guide you in this situation and to inform you about the accessibility of medication.