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Active ingredients: entacapone
What it is used for
COMTAN is indicated in the management of Parkinson's disease as an adjunct to levodopa/dopa decarboxylase inhibitor therapy in patients who are experiencing motor fluctuations (see CLINICAL TRIALS).
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Brownish-orange film-coated tablets, length 17.2-17.5mm, breadth 8-8.2mm, marked with the word "COMTAN".
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on February 1, 2020. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient entacapone
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
Medical options for Parkinson's | Parkinson's Australia
Parkinson's is primarily related to a lack of dopamine as a result of degeneration of dopamine producing neurons within the mid-brain.
Read more on Parkinson's Australia website
Parkinson's disease: Q and A - myDr.com.au
Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disease of the nervous system thatcauses disturbances in initiating, controlling and co-ordinating movement. The symptoms graduallyget worse over time.
Read more on myDr website