Tolcapone Drug Information
Based on the information gathered in clinical trials, tolcapone (Tasmar®) appears to be a beneficial drug for Parkinson's disease. This prescription product is designed to be used in combination with carbidopa-levodopa products (Sinemet®, Sinemet CR, or Parcopa®), and is specifically designed for people who are experiencing carbidopa-levodopa fluctuation symptoms, such as "wearing-off" (when the medication stops working before the next dose).
Common side effects of tolcapone (when combined with carbidopa-levodopa) may include:
- Involuntary movements (dyskinesia)
- Sleeping problems, such as insomnia.
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