How often should Stalevo be taken?

How to use Stalevo 150. Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually 3 to 4 times a day. Take only one tablet for each dose. Swallow the tablet whole.

What happens if you take too much Stalevo?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. Overdose symptoms may include rapid heartbeats and feeling light-headed.

How much does Stalevo cost?

The cost for Stalevo 100 oral tablet (25 mg-200 mg-100 mg) is around $808 for a supply of 100 tablets, depending on the pharmacy you visit. Prices are for cash paying customers only and are not valid with insurance plans. A generic version of Stalevo 100 is available, see carbidopa/entacapone/levodopa prices.

Does Stalevo cause hallucinations?

The components in Stalevo may cause adverse reactions such as daytime drowsiness, low blood pressure, involuntary movements, hallucinations, confusion, diarrhea, colitis, melanoma or depression with concomitant suicidal tendencies, among other conditions.

How many hours apart should you take Stalevo?

Levodopa and entacapone may form chelates with iron in the gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, Stalevo and iron preparations should be taken at least 2-3 hours apart (see section 4.8).

How do you stop Stalevo?

If you need to stop Stalevo (levodopa, carbidopa, and entacapone), you will want to slowly stop it as ordered by your doctor. Keep taking Stalevo (levodopa, carbidopa, and entacapone) even when you are not having symptoms.

Can you drink alcohol with Stalevo?

Notes for Consumers: Avoid alcohol-containing drinks while taking Entacapone. You may feel drowsy or more tired if you consume alcohol while taking Entacapone. Alcohol can also interfere with the effectiveness of Entacapone treatment by affecting your balance and movements.

What foods should Parkinson’s patients avoid?

There are also some foods that a person with Parkinson’s may wish to avoid. These include processed foods such as canned fruits and vegetables, dairy products such as cheese, yogurt, and low fat milk, and those that are high in cholesterol and saturated fat.

What is the life expectancy of someone with Parkinson’s disease?

According to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, patients usually begin developing Parkinson’s symptoms around age 60. Many people with PD live between 10 and 20 years after being diagnosed.

What are the side effects of too much carbidopa levodopa?

Symptoms of overdose may include: severe dizziness, irregular heartbeat, mental/mood changes (such as agitation). Do not share this medication with others.

Does stalevo cause stomach problems?

SIDE EFFECTS: Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, stomach upset, loss of appetite, dry mouth, or difficulty sleeping may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. This medication may cause the saliva, urine, or sweat to turn a dark color.

What happens if I stop taking entacapone?

Stopping entacapone suddenly may make your Parkinson’s disease worse and could have other dangerous effects. Your doctor probably will decrease your dose gradually if necessary.