Full instructions, dosage information and potential known side effects are all available in the leaflet that comes with the prescription product. If you require any advice or assistance with placing your order, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact our team.
How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Entacapone exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
You may need to take Entacapone for some time before the full benefits can be felt. Continue taking Entacapone even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by your doctor. Do not stop taking Entacapone suddenly as this could worsen your condition.
You may take Entacapone with or without food. Try to take it at the same time each day.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have liver disease, or if you frequently consume large amounts of alcohol.
If you are going for an operation, including minor surgery and dental work, inform your doctor or dentist that you are taking Entacapone.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or become pregnant while being treated with Entacapone.
Let your doctor know if you are breastfeeding.
Alert your doctor if you have an adrenal gland tumour called phaeochromocytoma.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Why do I need this medicine?
Entacapone is used together with other medicines to treat Parkinson's Disease. It is used to improve the medicinal effect of another Parkinson's Disease medicine called levodopa.
Entacapone cannot cure Parkinson's Disease, but it can improve the quality of life for people who have Parkinson's Disease.
What side effects could I experience?
Entacapone may cause dizziness. If you feel dizzy, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert. Entacapone may cause your blood pressure to fall suddenly when you get up from a sitting or lying down position. To minimise this problem, stand up slowly.
Entacapone may also cause nausea, diarrhoea, indigestion, tiredness, dry mouth, hallucinations or difficulty controlling your movements. These side effects are common especially when you have just started taking Entacapone. Let your doctor know if these side effects get worse or if they do not go away.
Entacapone may also turn your urine an orange-brown colour. This is harmless, do not be alarmed.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here:
- mood medicines, antidepressants or sleeping pills
- blood pressure or heart medicines
- a blood-thinning medicine called warfarin
- iron pills
If you are taking iron pills, do not take them together with Entacapone. Take them at least 2-3 hours before or after you have taken Entacapone.
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.