Entacapone is a medication that is always used in combination with carbidopa-levodopa products for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. The drug actually has no activity against Parkinson's when used alone; it can, however, help levodopa last longer and work better. Entacapone is available by prescription and comes in tablet form. Side effects include diarrhea, dizziness, and nausea.
Entacapone (Comtan®) is a prescription medication used to treat Parkinson's disease. It is always used in combination with carbidopa-levodopa products (Sinemet®, Sinemet® CR, or Parcopa®), as it does not have any activity for treating Parkinson's disease when used without levodopa. Entacapone is useful for people who experience "wearing off" of their carbidopa-levodopa before each dose.
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