Tasmarand/or alternativesChemical Ingredient: Tolcapone
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Tasmar Drug Information
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Tasmar Drug Information
Tasmar is used with other medications (levodopa/carbidopa) to treat Parkinson's disease. Tolcapone belongs to a class of drugs known as COMT inhibitors. Many people taking levodopa for Parkinson's have problems with the effects of the levodopa wearing off between scheduled doses, causing symptoms to return or worsen. Tolcapone blocks a certain natural substance (COMT enzyme) that breaks down levodopa in the body. This effect allows the levodopa to last longer in the system so that it doesn't wear off before the next dose.
Rarely, tolcapone has caused a severe (sometimes fatal) liver problem (liver failure). Tolcapone should not be used if you have even mild liver disease. You should only use tolcapone if you are experiencing problems with your levodopa wearing off between doses. If you show no benefit from tolcapone after 3 weeks of using it, your doctor may choose to stop it. Before and during treatment with tolcapone, you will have certain blood tests (liver function tests) every few weeks to monitor for liver problems. Keep all medical and lab test appointments. Tell your doctor right away if you experience symptoms of liver problems (such as persistent nausea/vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, severe tiredness, loss of appetite, itchiness). If you experience liver problems from taking tolcapone, you should not take it again. Your doctor may ask you to sign a consent form after telling you about the possible side effects of Tasmar.
How to Use Tasmar
Take Tasmar by mouth with or without food, usually 3 times daily or as directed by your doctor. You will start on a low dose. Your doctor may increase your dosage after 3 weeks if he or she thinks that you will benefit from a higher dose. Dosage of Tasmar is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Use Tasmar regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day. Do not suddenly stop taking Tasmar unless instructed to do so by your doctor. Doing so may cause your Parkinson's symptoms to become much worse. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens (such as your Parkinson's symptoms are not controlled).
Before taking tolcapone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. Tasmar may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Tasmar, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,alcoholism, low blood pressure, Parkinson's with severe movement problems, liver problems, mental/mood disorders (such as psychosis, schizophrenia), history of a certain muscle problem (rhabdomyolysis), fever and confusion caused by any drug. Tasmar may make you dizzy or drowsy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis). See also Side Effects section. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of Tasmar, especially drowsiness, confusion, and hallucinations. During pregnancy, Tasmar should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if Tasmar passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose of Tasmar, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.certain MAO inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, tranylcypromine). Other MAO inhibitors (safinamide, selegiline, rasagiline) may be used cautiously with close monitoring by your doctor. If you are taking rasagiline or selegiline for Parkinson's disease, ask your doctor if you should continue taking it. Tolcapone can slow down the removal of other drugs from your body, thereby affecting how they work. These affected drugs include apomorphine, dobutamine, and methyldopa. This is not a complete list. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other products that cause drowsiness including alcohol, marijuana (cannabis), antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), drugs for sleep or anxiety (such as alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants, and opioid pain relievers (such as codeine). Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergy or cough-and-cold products) because they may contain ingredients that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.
Tasmar Side Effects
What are Tasmar side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Tasmar may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Tasmar as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Tasmar
The side effects of Tasmar may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Tasmar. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Tasmar may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Tasmar, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Tasmar.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Tasmar, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Tasmar and the side effects associated with Tasmar are described in the following:
Common Tasmar Side Effects
- orthostatic hypotension
- headache disorder
- upper respiratory infection
- urine discoloration
Less Frequent Tasmar Side Effects
- acute confusion
- flu-like symptoms
- chest pain
- accidental fall
- acquired dystonia
- acute abdominal pain
- sleep disorder
- dream disorder
Rare or Very Rare Tasmar Side Effects
- acute hepatic failure
- disease of liver
- urinary tract infection
- joint stiffness
- neck pain
- concentration difficulty
- chest tightness
- abnormal hepatic function tests
- sudden onset of sleep
- drug-induced psychosis
- hepatocellular damage
- impulse control disorder
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Tasmar when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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