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ENTACOM 200 MG TABLET

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Composition for ENTACOM

Entacapone(200 mg)

food interaction for ENTACOM

alcohol interaction for ENTACOM

pregnancy interaction for ENTACOM

lactation interaction for ENTACOM

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Entacom 200 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Entacom 200 mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Entacom 200 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Entacom 200 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for ENTACOM

Entacapone(200 mg)

Uses

Entacom 200 mg tablet is used in the treatment of parkinson's disease (a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement and balance).

How it works

Entacom 200 mg tablet works by increasing the amount of dopamine, a chemical messenger that is needed to control movement in the brain.

Common side effects

Confusion, Dizziness, Diarrhoea, Drowsiness, Shortness of breath, Fever, Hallucination, Muscle stiffness, Stomach pain

Common Dosage for ENTACOM 200 MG TABLET

Patients taking ENTACOM 200 MG TABLET

  • 43%
    Thrice A Day
  • 23%
    Twice A Day
  • 13%
    Four Times A Day
  • 10%
    Once A Month
  • 7%
    Once A Week
  • 3%
    Alternate Day

SUBSTITUTES for ENTACOM

No substitutes found

Top Physicians

  • Dr. M. K. Singh
    MBBS, MD
    4.8
  • Dr. Prabhat Kumar Jha
    MBBS, MD
    4.7
  • Dr. Sushila Kataria
    MBBS, MD, Diploma
    4.6
  • Dr. Joy Chakraborty
    MBBS, MD
    4.5
  • Dr. Kartavya Shah
    MBBS, DNB
    4.2

Expert advice for ENTACOM

  • Seek advice if you experience any new, unusual, or increased urges (eg, gambling, sexual urges) while using entacapone.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop symptoms of Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (fever, stiff muscles, confusion, abnormal thinking, fast or irregular heartbeat, and sweating) which is a possibly fatal syndrome that can be caused by entacapone.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as entacapone may cause dizziness or drowsiness.
  • Do not consume alcohol as it may worsen the side effects of entacapone.
  • Avoid situations (such as hot weather, exercise) which may aggravate the side effects of entacapone (dizziness, light-headedness, or fainting). To prevent such side effects, sit up or stand slowly, especially in the morning.
  • Take precautions to stay hydrated as entacapone may cause diarrhea, which typically begins within 4 to 12 weeks of starting the treatment. Seek immediate medical attention, if you have severe, persistent, or watery diarrhea.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for ENTACOM

Entacapone

Q.Is entacapone a dopamine agonist?
No, entacapone is not a dopamine agonist

Q.Is entacapone a controlled substance?
Yes, entacapone is a controlled substance and may not be available OTC

Q.Does entacapone cross the bbb?
No, entacapone does not cross the blood brain barrier

Q.Does entacapone lower blood pressure?
No, entacapone does not lower blood pressure.

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Content on this page was last updated on 18 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)