Entacapone tablets should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?
If you forget to take a dose of entacapone, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed one and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
Who Makes Entacapone?
Entacapone is made by Orion Corporation, Inc. and marketed by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
Entacapone tablets come in one strength -- entacapone 200 mg.
At this time, entacapone is available in generic form (see Generic Comtan).
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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Comtan [package insert]. East Hanover, NJ: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation;2009 February.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed October 12, 2012.
Orion Pharmaceuticals. Orion sues generic drug companies in the U.S. to enforce patents for entacapone (Orion's proprietary drug Comtan) (9/13/2007). Orion Web site. Available at: http://www.orion.fi/english/investors/stockreleases.shtml/a04?26712. Accessed March 25, 2008.
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