Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: neuro/psych

Stalevo

(carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: neuro/psych
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Treats Parkinson's disease.

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Our bottom line

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

Price and discounts
Prices and coupon for 120 (150mg) tablets of carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone

Upsides

  • 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

  • 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.
How it works

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.

What to expect when you take Stalevo (carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone) for Parkinson's disease

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Side effect rates for Stalevo (carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone)

1003 From clinical trials of carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone / Parkinson's disease
  • Difficulty controlling movements
  • Muscle spasm
  • Changes in urine color
  • Discolored urine
  • Muscle rigidity
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue

Risks and Warnings for Stalevo (carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone)

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  • Stalevo (carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone) can cause you to have involuntary movements. This is more likely if you're also using other medicines for Parkinson's disease. Talk to your doctor if this bothers you.

Common concerns from people taking Stalevo (carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone)

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