CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE
  • CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE

  • (Generic for STALEVO 100)
  • QTY 90 • 25-100-200 • Tablet • Near 77381

CARBIDOPA; LEVODOPA; ENTACAPONE (kar bi DOE pa; lee voe DOE pa; en TA ka pone) is used to treat Parkinson's disease. Carbidopa and entacapone help levodopa to work better.

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE Lifestyle Interactions

Carbidopa 25mg, Levodopa 100mg, Entacapone 200mg, Oral tablet

Foods with high protein content

· Severity: Major

· Notes for Consumers: For the best effect, take Levodopa at least 30 minutes before or 1 hour after you take food or meals. Taking Levodopa with food can decrease the drug's absorption into the body. Especially do not take Levodopa with foods that have a high protein, fat or fiber content.

· Notes for Professionals: Foods with a high protein content may interfere with the absorption of levodopa. It has been recommended to take levodopa at least 30 minutes before eating or one hour after meals.

Carbidopa 25mg, Levodopa 100mg, Entacapone 200mg, Oral tablet

High Fiber Foods

· Severity: Major

· Notes for Consumers: For the best effect, take Levodopa at least 30 minutes before or 1 hour after you take food or meals. Taking Levodopa with food can decrease the drug's absorption into the body. Especially do not take Levodopa with foods that have a high protein, fat or fiber content.

· Notes for Professionals: Patients with Parkinson's disease should avoid foods high in fiber around the time of taking carbidopa; levodopa. These foods may delay gastric emptying, which can decrease and delay the absorption of levodopa.

Carbidopa 25mg, Levodopa 100mg, Entacapone 200mg, Oral tablet

Alcohol

· Severity: Moderate

· Notes for Consumers: Avoid alcohol-containing drinks while taking Entacapone. You may feel drowsy or more tired when taking these drugs together, and alcohol can interfere with the effectiveness of Entacapone treatment by affecting your balance and movements. Do not drive or operate machinery if you are drinking alcohol-containing beverages.

· Notes for Professionals: Entacapone should be given cautiously with other agents that cause CNS depression, such as alcohol, due to the possibility of additive sedation. Patients should generally avoid alcohol if taking this medicine.

Carbidopa 25mg, Levodopa 100mg, Entacapone 200mg, Oral tablet

High Fat Foods

· Severity: Major

· Notes for Consumers: For the best effect, take Levodopa at least 30 minutes before or 1 hour after you take food or meals. Taking Levodopa with food can decrease the drug's absorption into the body. Especially do not take Levodopa with foods that have a high protein, fat or fiber content.

· Notes for Professionals: Patients with Parkinson's disease should avoid foods high in fat around the time of taking carbidopa; levodopa. These foods may delay gastric emptying, which can decrease and delay the absorption of levodopa.

NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

DISCLAIMER: This content is provided for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Patients should always consult their physician with any questions regarding a medical condition and to obtain medical advice and treatment.

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