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Comtan Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is entacapone (Comtan)?
- What are the possible side effects of entacapone (Comtan)?
- What is the most important information I should know about entacapone (Comtan)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking entacapone (Comtan)?
- How should I take entacapone (Comtan)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Comtan)?
- What happens if I overdose (Comtan)?
- What should I avoid while taking entacapone (Comtan)?
- What other drugs will affect entacapone (Comtan)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Comtan)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Comtan)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include stomach cramps, diarrhea, loss of coordination, trouble breathing, or seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking entacapone (Comtan)?
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase some of the side effects of entacapone.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
What other drugs will affect entacapone (Comtan)?
Cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by entacapone. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these other medicines, or any other Parkinson's medications..
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- apomorphine (Apokyn);
- bitolterol (Tornalate);
- cholestyramine (Prevalite, Questran);
- dobutamine (Dobutrex);
- epinephrine (Epi-Pen, and others);
- isoetharine (Bronkosol, Bronkometer);
- isoproterenol (Isuprel, Medihaler-Iso);
- methyldopa (Aldomet);
- probenecid (Benemid); or
- an antibiotic such as ampicillin, chloramphenicol, erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole, and others), or rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with entacapone. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about entacapone.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Comtan Information
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- Comtan Side Effects Center
- Comtan Overview including Precautions
- Comtan FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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