in the very helpful and informative thread on DBS (11 May 2015 9:43am), you admit to drinking water.
"find the best way to take levodopa in my case sinemet or stalevo is;
plenty water or better still with fizzy pop as well and followed by something sweet eg a banana, biscuit, mars bar etc. this i believe gets the pill into the duodenum where it is absorbed along with sugars.'
I rest my case, M'lud.
I am interested in the theory about sugar helping absorption , I had guessed at the sugar being needed to power the weakened neural mitochondria, but the absorption theory is more straightforward.
ps its reassuring to see a few old names still around