Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

Take this medicine exactly as directed. Do not stop taking your medicine or change your dose unless ordered by your doctor. It is also important to not start taking other medicines for your Parkinson's disease without first talking with your doctor.

This medicine usually comes with patient information leaflet. Read the instructions carefully and make sure you understand them before taking this medicine. If you have any questions, ask your doctor.

To use the sublingual film:

  • Drink water before using this medicine to moisten your mouth.
  • Place the film under your tongue. Do not cut, chew, or swallow it.
  • Keep the film in place for about 3 minutes until it completely dissolves. Do not talk or swallow your saliva while the film is dissolving.

Your doctor may also give you other medicines (eg, trimethobenzamide) if needed, 3 days before starting, or during treatment with this medicine and for up to 2 months to prevent nausea and vomiting.

Do not use more than 1 dose of this medicine to treat an "off" episode. Do not use more than 5 doses of this medicine per day.

If you are also using sublingual nitroglycerin, lie down before and after taking it.


The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For sublingual dosage form (films):
    • For "off" episodes in Parkinson's disease:
      • Adults—At first, 10 milligrams (mg) placed under the tongue as needed. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed and tolerated. However, the dose is usually not more than 30 mg per day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Missed Dose

Call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.

Do not take another dose of this medicine less than 2 hours after the last dose.


Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep this medicine in the foil pouch until you are ready to use it.