Entacapone

 

Brand: Stalevo, Sastravi, Comtess

Application: Parkinson's disease

 

Antacapone drug forms

  • Tablet

 

 

Combined brands of Antacapone

Antacapone drug information

Dosage and method of taking Antacapone

Contraindications to the use of the drug Antacapone

Antacapone during pregnancy and lactation

Impact of Antacapone on driving and working with machines

Antacapone drug interactions

Special warnings and precautions while taking Antacapone

Side effects of Antacapone

Common side effects of Antacapone

Rare side effects of Antacapone

Antacapone overdose (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of Antacapone

 

 

 

Combined brands of Antacapone

  • Stalevo, Sastravi: Antacapone, Levodopa and Carbi Dupa

 

Antacapone drug information

Parkinson's disease affects the way the brain coordinates with muscle movements. In this disease, a number of cells in the corpus luteum of the brain (subsentence negra) are damaged and die. These brain cells (dopaminergic neurons) transmit the message from the nerves to the spinal cord by producing a chemical called dopamine, which controls the movement of the body's muscles. When these brain cells are damaged, the amount of dopamine produced decreases. The combination of a decrease in brain cells and low levels of dopamine in the cells of this part of the brain causes slow and abnormal nerve signals to the muscles, which are the main symptoms of Parkinson's disease, namely stiffness, tremors and slowness of movement. Antacapone is prescribed with other medicines such as Co Carl Dupa or Co Benel Dopa to treat Parkinson's disease and reduce its symptoms.

Co Carl Dupa or Co Benel Dopa contains levodopa, which helps reduce the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Levodopa is converted to dopamine in the brain, which increases dopamine levels in your brain and helps control movement. Entacapone increases the efficacy of levodopa in Co Carl Dupa or Co Benel Dopa, which is why it is prescribed in combination with other drugs to treat Parkinson's.

 

Dosage and method of taking Antacapone

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with Antacapone. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of Antacapone varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
  • If you are prescribed Comtess tablets, take this 200 mg tablet with Co Carl Dopa.
  • If you have been prescribed Stalevo, Sastravi, it is available in different doses, depending on the individual's illness and symptoms.
  • Take the medicine regularly and at a set time.
  • You can take the medicine before or after a meal.
  • If you forget to take your daily dose of Antacapone at the right time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember much later than usual, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to the use of the drug Antacapone

  • Note the expiration date of Antacapone and do not take it if it has expired.
  • Never give Antacapone to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for drug interactions with Antacapone, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Antacapone during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. This medicine can have harmful effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

Impact of Antacapone on driving and working with machines

Antacapone causes dizziness and drowsiness in you, you should make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

Antacapone drug interactions

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Other drugs that can interact with Entacapone include: MAO inhibitors.

Antacapone can reduce the elimination of other drugs from your body and thus affect their function. These drugs include apomorphine, dabotamine, and methyl dopa.

Entacapone can cause serious drug interactions with MAO inhibitors, which can even lead to death, including MAO inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobem Do not use phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine. Most MAO inhibitors should not be used until 2 weeks before and after starting Antacapone.

If medications or hypnotics such as alcohol, certain antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), sleeping pills or anxiety medications (such as diazepam and zolpidem), muscle relaxants, painkillers, Be sure to tell your doctor if you are taking painkillers (such as codeine) and psychiatric medications (eg, risperidone, trazodone).

Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergies or colds and cough medicines) because most of their ingredients cause drowsiness. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about taking these medicines.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking Antacapone

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking this medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
  • If you have a liver problem.
  • If you have a heart problem.
  • If you have dyskinesia (involuntary movements of the face and other parts of the body).
  • If you have a mental problem.
  • If you have malignant neuroleptic syndrome.
  • If you have an adrenal tumor.
  • If you have a muscle disease.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to another medicine.

 

Side effects of Antacapone

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed.

 

Common side effects of Antacapone

  • Indigestion, nausea, feeling sick: Drink plenty of water to replenish lost water; Eat simple foods and avoid spicy and high-fat foods.
  • Uncontrollable movements

 

Rare side effects of Antacapone

  • Dizziness, drowsiness and fatigue: Avoid driving and working with tools in these situations.
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry mouth
  • Increased sweating, hallucinations, chest pain and difficulty sleeping: Consult your doctor if any of these are a problem.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of Antacapone.

 

Antacapone overdose (drug poisoning)

  • Do not take Antacapone more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.f
  • If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as hot flashes, coma, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room right away.

 

Storage conditions of Antacapone

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
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