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Tasmar Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is tolcapone (Tasmar)?
- What are the possible side effects of tolcapone (Tasmar)?
- What is the most important information I should know about tolcapone (Tasmar)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking tolcapone (Tasmar)?
- How should I take tolcapone (Tasmar)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Tasmar)?
- What happens if I overdose (Tasmar)?
- What should I avoid while taking tolcapone (Tasmar)?
- What other drugs will affect tolcapone (Tasmar)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Tasmar)?
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 (Tasmar)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and dizziness.
What should I avoid while taking tolcapone (Tasmar)?
Tolcapone may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
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.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of tolcapone.
What other drugs will affect tolcapone (Tasmar)?
Cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by tolcapone. 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);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- desipramine (Norpramin);
- dobutamine (Dobutrex);
- epinephrine (Epi-Pen, and others);
- isoproterenol (Isuprel, Medihaler-Iso); or
- methyldopa (Aldomet).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with tolcapone. 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 tolcapone.
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 Tasmar Information
- Tasmar Drug Interactions Center: tolcapone oral
- Tasmar Side Effects Center
- Tasmar Overview including Precautions
- Tasmar FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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