Entacom 200 (Entacapone)
What is Entacom 200 (Entacapone) used for?
Entacom 200 (Entacapone) is given in combination with other medications, usually levodopa or carbidopa, to treat Parkinson's disease. Patients who are taking levodopa often notice that their symptoms worsen or return when it wears off. This drug blocks the action of the enzyme in the body that breaks down levodopa, which in turn helps the effects of levodopa to last for a longer period of time, and prevents the effects from wearing off before the patient takes the next dose.
How should I use Entacom 200 (Entacapone)?
Entacom 200 (Entacapone) comes in the form of tablets. Your physician will tell you the correct dosage to be taken. It is important to note that the dosage required will also depend on other medication you are taking. However, you will normally be told to take this medication together with your other dose of levodopa/carbidopa.
What are the side effects of Entacom 200 (Entacapone)?
Entacom 200 (Entacapone) may cause:
You should tell your physician if you experience any side effects.
Patients should note that taking this medication and other medications for Parkinson's disease may in some cases increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke. You should consult your physician and discuss the risks and benefits of this drug before you begin taking it.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Entacom 200 (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 as trouble breathing or swallowing.