ABOUT THE DRUG:
Entacapone is the main active pharmaceutical ingredient present in Entacom tablets. Entacapone is an inhibitor of catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT), used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
USES OF THE DRUG:
Entacapone is a drug that is used for the treatment of Parkinson?s disease in combination with levodopa and carbidopa and helps in relieving the symptoms such as stiffness, tremors, muscle spasms, and poor muscle control.
WORKING OF THE DRUG:
This drug consists of Entacapone that belongs to the class of drugs known as COMT (catechol-O-methyltransferase) inhibitors. Entacapone works by increasing the levels of levodopa and carbidopa in the brain, thereby helping to relieve the symptoms of Parkinson?s disease.
Entacom is manufactured by Intas Pharmaceuticals, India. The drug is available on our website under different pack sizes. To buy Entacom 200mg tablets online, visit 24x7pharma.com.
DOSAGE FORM AND STRENGTHS:
The drug is available in the form of tablets under the following brand name and strength on our website:
Entacom- 200 mg tablet
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DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG IF YOU:
Are allergic to this active pharmaceutical ingredient Entacaponeor any other ingredient of the medicine
Are having a severe hepatic impairment
Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant in the near future
Are a breastfeeding mother
TELL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU:
Are having depression problem
Have any kidney disease
Have a history of any skin reactions such as rash, hives, itching
Have any liver disease
Have severe muscle weakness
Have any heart disease or irregular heart beats
Have the tumor of the adrenal gland
HOW MUCH TO TAKE THE DRUG?
The dosage depends upon your age, weight, your response to the treatment, and your medical condition. Therefore, your doctor will decide your correct dose. Take the dose exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Never take two tablets at one time ton double the dose.
HOW TO TAKE THE DRUG?
The drug is to be taken with the food or without the food as directed by your doctor. The tablet is to be swallowed with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet.
FOR HOW LONG TO TAKE IT?
You should take the dose until you finish the prescription. Do not stop and change the dose even if you feel better. You should complete the prescribed dose.
In case of an overdose, then contact your doctor right away or get emergency medical attention as soon as possible.
If you miss a dose of Entacom, then take it as early as you remember. Never take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is almost up. Taking multiple doses at almost the same time can lead to excess medication in your body which can be harmful.
SIDE EFFECTS OF ENTACOM 200MG:
• Dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea, Stomach pain and upset, difficulty breathing, and dizziness, confusion, and drowsiness are the common side effects of Dipyridamole. If any of these effects continues for a long time, contact your doctor immediately.
• Entacapone may rarely cause serious side effects such as nausea, high fever, hallucination, very stiff muscles, restless muscle movements of the eyes, unexplained muscle and joint pain, and dark color urine.
COMMON DRUG INTERACTIONS:
You must let your doctor know in advance about your medical history and the list of all medications which you may be using, especially these ones: alcohol, isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, tranylcypromine, adrenaline, dopamine, methyldopa, iron preparation, ethanol. This is not a complete information about drug interaction, as mentioning all the details for this drug is quite difficult. There may be other medications that may show interactions. Never start a new medication without contacting a doctor.
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
Do not use this medication for any other disease without taking an advice from your doctor
Do not share this medicine with anyone else, even if they have similar symptoms as you are having
In case you do not better and cured after completing the medication prescribed by your doctor, then consult your doctor immediately
Store the medicine at room temperature. Do not freeze it