What is Comtan used for?
Comtan is used together with carbidopa/
levodopa to treat people with Parkinson’s disease that experience the signs and
symptoms of end-of-dose "wearing-off".
Comtan’s effectiveness has not been proven in people with Parkinson’s
disease that do not experience end-of-dose "wearing-off".
- Comtan should be used with caution in patients with liver problems.
- Do not stop taking Comtan without first discussing it with your doctor.
- Do not drive a car or operate heavy machinery until you know how you will react
- Be especially careful when taking other sleep-inducing drugs while using Comtan
What should I tell my doctor or health care provider?
- Because certain other medications can interact with Comtan, review all
medications that you are taking with your health care provider, including those that you
take without a prescription.
- Check with your health care provider to make sure that you are not taking certain
types of monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors.
- Tell your health care provider if you are trying to become pregnant, are
pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
What are some possible side effects of Comtan? (This is NOT
a complete list of side effects reported with Comtan. Your health care provider can
discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)
Some of the side effects listed below may not appear for up to twelve weeks.
- Abnormal jerky movements
- Discolored (brownish orange) urine
- Abdominal pain
- Dizziness or fainting especially upon quickly standing or going from a laying
down to an upright position
Individuals treated with Comtan should tell their health care provider right
away if they develop any of the following symptoms:
- Severe diarrhea
- Muscle pain or prolonged rigidity
- High fever
For more detailed information about Comtan, ask your health care provider.
to Comtan’s approved label
Date Posted: 6/7/00