Compare Tasmar vs. Rytary

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Tasmar (Tolcapone)

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Treats Parkinson's disease.

Rytary (carbidopa / levodopa) can be used to treat Parkinson's disease, but it can be expensive.

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  • Rytary (carbidopa / levodopa) comes in 4 different strengths.
  • If you have private prescription insurance, there are programs to make Rytary (carbidopa / levodopa) more affordable.
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  • There are other forms of Rytary (carbidopa / levodopa) that are generic and much cheaper.
  • Your doctor might have to change the dose of Rytary (carbidopa / levodopa) often before they find a dose that works for you.
  • Rytary (carbidopa / levodopa) can cause uncontrollable movements to happen, but this doesn't happen for 3 to 5 years.
  • Rytary (carbidopa / levodopa) is not a cure for Parkinson's disease; it can only slow the disease down.
Used for
  • Parkinson's disease; Adjunct
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Extended release capsule
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Side effects
The Tasmar (Tolcapone) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
10possible side effects
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Difficulty controlling movements
  • Anxiety
  • Vomiting
  • Changes in blood pressure
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Risks and warnings
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  • Falling asleep during the day

    Taking other medicines for Parkinson's disease

  • High fever and confusion

    Stopping Rytary (carbidopa / levodopa) suddenly

  • Lack of impulse control

    Taking other medicines for Parkinson's disease

  • Heart attack

    History of heart attack

    ...and 1 more risk factors

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