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carbidopa/entacapone/levodopa (generic name)

It is used to treat Parkinson's disease
(kar bi DOE pa; lee voe DOE pa; en TA ka pone)
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • confusion
  • diarrhea
  • falling asleep during normal activities like driving
  • fast, irregular heartbeat
  • feeling faint or lightheaded
  • fever
  • hallucination, loss of contact with reality
  • involuntary muscle movements
  • mood changes like aggressive behavior, depression
  • sore muscles
  • stomach pain
  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
  • uncontrolled movements of the mouth, head, hands, feet, shoulders, eyelids or other unusual muscle movements
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • constipation
  • headache
  • muscle twitches
  • nightmares, trouble sleeping
  • upset stomach or loss of appetite

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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Last Updated: June 14, 2012
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