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||BRAND NAME : Comtan
CHEMICAL CONTENTS: Entacapone
Comtan is used for Parkinson's disease. It is prescribed when doses of the combination drug levodopa/carbidopa ( Sinemet ) begin to wear off too soon. By extending the effect of each dose of Sinemet, it frees the patient from the stiffness and tremors of Parkinson's for a longer period of time.
Comtan works by inhibiting the effect of an enzyme that breaks down the levodopa in Sinemet . It has no effect on Parkinson's disease when used by itself.
Adults : the recommended dose is one 200 mg tablet with each dose of Sinemet, up to a maximum of 8 doses per day. If you were taking more than 800 mg of levodopa per day before starting Comtan, you will probably need a reduction in your levodopa dose once you begin taking the drug.
Comtan Contraindications :
If Comtan gives you an allergic reaction, you won't be able to use it. It is prescribed only with caution for people with liver disease.
Comtan Side Effects:
More common side effects of Comtan may include : Abdominal pain, back pain, constipation, diarrhea, discoloration of urine, dizziness, nausea, onset of new movement disorders, tired feeling, vomiting
Little is known about the result of Comtan overdose. However, the results could be serious, so if you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
Comtan Missed dose:
Take it along with a dose of Comtan as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Never take 2 doses at the same time.
Store Comtan at room temperature.
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