Compare Dostinex vs. entacapone

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Dostinex
(Cabergoline)

Comtan
(entacapone)

Coming soon.Treats Parkinson's disease. Comtan (entacapone) enhances the effect of carbidopa/levodopa. It's usually added on when carbidopa/levodopa starts to lose its effect on Parkinson's disease.
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Side effects
Dostinexentacapone

We haven’t found good data for Dostinex side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Dostinex »
  • Difficulty controlling movements 10%
  • Nausea 6%
  • Muscle spasm 5%
  • Changes in urine color 10%
  • Diarrhea 6%
  • Muscle rigidity 1%
  • Dizziness 2%
  • Abdominal pain 4%
  • Fatigue 2%
  • Constipation 2%
More entacapone side effects »
How it works
Dostinexentacapone
Coming soon.Comtan (entacapone) is a COMT inhibitor. It prevents levodopa from breaking down before it enters the brain.
Type of medication
Dostinexentacapone
Prescription only
Available as
Dostinexentacapone
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
Dostinexentacapone
  • Hyperprolactinemia
Risk factors for serious side effects
Dostinexentacapone
Coming soon.
  • Taking other medicines for Parkinson's
    • Low blood pressure
    • Taking medicines for high blood pressure
    • Taking other medicines for Parkinson's disease
        Detailed Comtan (entacapone) risks & warnings »
        Pregnancy

        Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

        Sleep
        Dostinexentacapone
        No sleep related info.
        • Can make you very sleepy
        • Can make you very sleepy. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
        • Comtan (entacapone) can make you very sleepy. Don't drive or do anything that requires your full concentration until you know how Comtan (entacapone) affects you. This is more likely if you're also taking other medicines for Parkinson's. Talk to your doctor if this bothers you.
        Upsides and benefits
        Dostinexentacapone
        Coming soon
        • Allows you to get more out of carbidopa/levodopa, especially in later stages of Parkinson's disease.
        • Comtan (entacapone) is available in a single pill combination with carbidopa/levodopa.
        Downsides and risks
        Dostinexentacapone
        Coming soon
        • Must be taken with other medicines for Parkinson's disease
        • Can make you lightheaded especially if you suddenly stand up from sitting or lying down.
        • Can make you very sleepy
        • May require frequent adjustments before finding the dose that works best for you
        Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
        Dostinexentacapone
        Coming soon
        • Doesn't work by itself. Must be taken with other medicines for Parkinson's disease
        • Can make you lightheaded especially if you suddenly stand up from sitting or lying down.
        • Can make you very sleepy. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
        • May cause an upset stomach
        • May require frequent adjusting until you the dose that works best
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        More about DostinexSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
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        More about entacaponeSide effectsAlternativesFDA package insert
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