What is Comtan (Entacapone) used for?
Comtan (Entacapone) is used together with other drugs, such as levodopa or carbidopa, as a treatment for Parkinson's disease. When the effects of levodopa wear off, patients may experience a worsening or return of symptoms. This drug is known as a COMT inhibitor, which works by blocking the enzyme responsible for breaking down levodopa within the body, thereby helping to make the effects of levodopa to last longer.
How should I use Comtan (Entacapone)?
Comtan (Entacapone) tablets are taken orally. You must consult your physician so that the correct dosage can be prescribed for you. The exact dosage can depend on what other medication is being taken. Adult patients are normally told to take this drug with every dose of levodopa/carbidopa. Your physician will inform you the amount of this drug you need to take. Follow all instructions provided to you by your physician.
What are the side effects of Comtan (Entacapone)?
Side effects of Comtan (Entacapone) include:
If you notice any more serious side effects, such as fever, hallucinations or breathlessness, you should immediately consult your physician.
When used together with other drugs, this medication may increase the risk for cardiovascular events. Discuss the risks of this with your physician before using this medication.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Comtan (Entacapone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well