I am curious if the side effects of this medication are as bad as I have read online. My son was diagnosed with CP about a year ago, but recently the Neurologist feels that it may be DRD. I am praying that he is correct. We did the spinal tap, another MRI, and genetic testing today. We will not have the results for a few weeks, but he is starting Sinemet in the meantime and I am terrified. Does anyone have any advice on how to give a pill to a 2 year old? Can I crush it? Also, I want to know what kind of side effects you have seen. I know the benefits outweigh the side effects, but it is still scary giving this to a toddler.