Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Comtan

Descriptions


Entacapone is used in combination with levodopa/carbidopa to treat Parkinson's disease, sometimes referred to as shaking palsy. Some patients experience signs and symptoms of end-of-dose “wearing-off” effect despite taking levodopa/carbidopa. Entacapone enhances the effect of levodopa/carbidopa. By improving muscle control, this medicine allows more normal movements of the body.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet