Entacapone is a medication used in combination with other medications to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease, such as tremors, stiffness, and slowness of movement. It works by preventing the breakdown of dopamine in the brain, which helps to improve movement and other Parkinson's symptoms.
How to take entacapone:
Entacapone is taken orally as a tablet, usually with each dose of levodopa/carbidopa medication. The dosage and frequency of entacapone may vary depending on the individual's condition and response to treatment. It is important to take entacapone exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking entacapone without consulting your doctor.
Possible side effects of entacapone:
Entacapone may cause some side effects, including:
Nausea or vomiting
If any of these side effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor immediately.
Precautions and warnings for entacapone:
Before taking entacapone, inform your doctor if you have any medical conditions, especially liver disease. Entacapone may interact with certain medications, including other Parkinson's medications and antidepressants. It is important to attend regular doctor appointments and report any new or worsening symptoms to your healthcare provider while taking entacapone.