Compare Tasmar vs. carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone

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Tasmar
(tolcapone)

Stalevo
(carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone)

Coming soon.Treats Parkinson's disease. Stalevo (carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone) is a good choice for Parkinson's disease, especially when carbidopa/levodopa starts losing its effect.
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Side effects
Tasmarcarbidopa / levodopa / entacapone

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

FDA side effect reports for Tasmar »
  • Difficulty controlling movements 10%
  • Muscle spasm 5%
  • Changes in urine color 10%
  • Discolored urine 10%
  • Muscle rigidity 1%
  • Abdominal pain 4%
  • Dizziness 2%
  • Fatigue 2%
  • Constipation 2%
More carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone side effects »
How it works
Tasmarcarbidopa / levodopa / entacapone
Coming soon.Stalevo (carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone) is a combination of carbidopa, levodopa, and entacapone. Entacopone and carbidopa prevent breakdown of levodopa in the body so that levodopa can then enter the brain and relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
Type of medication
Tasmarcarbidopa / levodopa / entacapone
Prescription only
Available as
Tasmarcarbidopa / levodopa / entacapone
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
Tasmarcarbidopa / levodopa / entacapone
  • Parkinsons Disease Adjunct
Risk factors for serious side effects
Tasmarcarbidopa / levodopa / entacapone
    Coming soon.
    • History of stomach ulcers
    Detailed Stalevo (carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    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.

    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.

    Upsides and benefits
    Tasmarcarbidopa / levodopa / entacapone
    Coming soon
    • It combines three medicines into one pill so you don't have to take so many pills daily.
    • Stalevo (carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone) is available as a generic.
    Downsides and risks
    Tasmarcarbidopa / levodopa / entacapone
    Coming soon
    • You would first start by taking Stalevo (carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone) as two different pills, carbidopa/levodopa and entacapone, before you get switched over to Stalevo (carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone).
    • It's less customizable since there are only a few fixed combinations available.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    Tasmarcarbidopa / levodopa / entacapone
    Coming soon
    • Stalevo (carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone) can make you very sleepy. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how your body reacts to it.
    • Your saliva, sweat and urine may have dark color and stain your clothing while taking Stalevo (carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone).
    • Take Stalevo (carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone) 30-60 minutes before a meal so that your body can properly absorb it. Don't eat too much high protein foods (meat, milk, cheese or nuts) because doing so can prevent it from getting absorbed into your body.
    • Stalevo (carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone) may cause unusual cravings in some people.
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    More about TasmarSide effectsFDA package insert
    Have you used Tasmar (tolcapone)?
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