Adcapone Tablet

Brand Name: Adcapone
Generic: Entacapone
Weight: 200 mg
Type: Tablet
Therapeutic Class: Antiparkinson drugs
Manufacturer: Sun Pharmaceutical (Bangladesh) Limited
Price: 0.00
Last Updated: 2020-11-20 18:15:00

Adcapone Tablet Uses

Adcapone Tablet contains Entacapone. Adcapone uses:

Adjunct to levodopa treatment in Parkinson's disease

Adcapone Tablet Doses

Adcapone Tablet contains Entacapone 200 mg. Adcapone doses:

200 mg with each levodopa/dopa decarboxylase inhibitor dose. Max: 200 mg 10 times daily (2,000 mg daily). Gradually reduce levodopa dose by approx 10-30% or increase dosing interval w/in the 1st few wk of starting treatment.

May be taken with or without food.

 

Side Effects

Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, colitis, dry mouth, dyskinesia, dizziness, nightmares, insomnia, hallucinations, confusion, fatigue, increased sweating, behavioural disturbances; urine, skin, hair, beard and nail discolourations; cholestatic hepatitis, rhabdomyolysis. Rarely, agitation, urticaria, erythematous or maculopapular rash, anorexia, wt decrease, increased liver enzymes.

Introduction

Entacapone decreases the metabolic loss of levodopa to 3-O-methyldopa (3-OMD) through inhibition of COMT enzyme leading to an increased levodopa concentration, thus, extending the duration and effect in the brain.

Adcapone Precaution

Patient with biliary obstruction, ischaemic heart disease. Avoid abrupt withdrawal. Pregnancy and lactation.

Interaction

May interfere with metabolism of other drugs metabolised by COMT (e.g. rimiterole). May aggravate levodopa-induced orthostatic hypotension. Risk of dopaminergic effects with dopamine agonists (e.g. bromocriptine), selegiline, amantadine. May form chelates with Fe in the GI tract. Additive sedative effects with other CNS depressants.

Pregnancy Lactation use

Category C: Either studies in animals have revealed adverse effects on the foetus (teratogenic or embryocidal or other) and there are no controlled studies in women or studies in women and animals are not available. Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the foetus.

Contraindication

Phaeochromocytoma, history of neuroleptic malignant syndrome and/or non-traumatic rhabdomyolysis. Hepatic impairment. Concomitant use w/ non-selective MAOIs.

Special Warning

 

Acute Overdose

Symptoms: Decreased activity, confusion, somnolence, hypotonia, urticaria, skin discolouration. 

Management: Symptomatic treatment.

Interaction with other Medicine

 

Storage Condition

Store at 25°C.

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