Compare Dostinex vs. entacapone

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

Dostinex
(Cabergoline)

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 »
  • Increased sweating 1%
  • Back pain 1%
  • Anxiety 1%
  • Sleepiness 2%
  • Indigestion 1%
  • Flatulence 2%
  • Weakness 1%
  • Dry mouth 3%
  • Shortness of breath 2%
  • Purple spots on the skin 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
Lower-cost generic availablePrescription onlyLower-cost generic available
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.
    • 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.
    • Can make you very sleepy. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
    • Can make you very sleepy
    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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