What is Tasmar (Tolcapone) used for?
Tasmar (Tolcapone) is given to patients together with other drugs, such as levodopa/carbidopa, as a treatment for Parkinson's disease and the symptoms of this condition. This drug is a type of COMT inhibitor, which helps to prevent the effects of levodopa from wearing off in between doses by blocking the enzyme responsible for breaking down levodopa in the body, thereby preventing the return or worsening of symptoms.
How should I use Tasmar (Tolcapone)?
Tasmar (Tolcapone) tablets should be taken orally. Some adult patients may be told to take it 3 times per day. However, the exact dosage depends on the condition being treated, as well as other medication being taken. Your physician will most likely prescribe a low dose at first, which he or she may then increase after 3 weeks if necessary.
What are the side effects of Tasmar (Tolcapone)?
Tasmar (Tolcapone) may cause:
You should immediately consult your physician if you notice any more serious side effects, such as hallucinations, muscle stiffness or confusion.
This drug may in rare cases cause severe liver problems. Therefore, it should never be used by patients with a history of liver problems. Your physician may need to conduct blood tests to determine whether or not this medication is suitable for you.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Tasmar (Tolcapone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.