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Stalevo Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Stalevo contains a combination of three drugs, carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone. Stalevo is used to treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease, such as tremors, muscle stiffness and rigidity, slowness of movement.

Stalevo Dosage

  • You should be taken Stalevo up to eight times a day. It is available in three different strengths such as 12.5 milligrams carbidopa/50 milligrams levodopa/200 milligrams entacapone, 25 milligrams carbidopa/100 milligrams levodopa/ 200 milligrams entacapone, 37.5 milligrams carbidopa/150 milligrams levodopa/200 milligrams entacapone.

Uses of Stalevo

  • Stalevo is used to treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease, such as tremors and rigidity.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Stalevo

Before taken Stalevo medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Stalevo. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Back pain
  • Confusion
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Hallucinations
  • Involuntary movements or tremor
  • Nausea
  • Slow movements

Warnings and precautions before taking Stalevo:

  • After taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.
  • You should tell the doctor that you are taking this medicine if you have a medical emergency or plan to have surgery.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Stalevo with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Stalevo with the following:

  • Apomorphine
  • Blood pressure medication
  • Cholestyramine
  • Dobutamine
  • Epinephrine or norepinephrine
  • Isoniazid
  • Major tranquilizers
  • Papaverine
  • Rifampin or rifampicin
Overdose

After taken Stalevo if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Stalevo overdose include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Loose stools
  • Mental disturbances
  • Rapid heartbeat


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