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Entacapone

Popular Brands: : Comtan, Entacapone, Comtess
Official FDA Reports10,806
Social Media Events71
Total Posts141
Avg. Review Score2.92/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Entacapone
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Brands and Other Names
Manufacturers
  • Orion Pharma
  • Sun Pharma Global Fze

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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Entacapone Side Effects

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FAERS
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Side Effect On Drug
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Alarm

* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Entacapone

Retching

Within 4 hours, began to feel nauseated and soon started dry heaving . Room began spinning...became very dizzy. Arms and legs became limp. Ended up in ER to stop symptoms. After 10 days felt better, bu...


Source: Comtan Oral : User Ratings covering us...

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Nausea

Within 4 hours, began to feel nauseated and soon started dry heaving. Room began spinning...became very dizzy. Arms and legs became limp. Ended up in ER to stop symptoms. After 10 days felt better, bu...


Source: Comtan Oral : User Ratings covering us...

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Dizziness

Within 4 hours, began to feel nauseated and soon started dry heaving. Room began spinning...became very dizzy . Arms and legs became limp. Ended up in ER to stop symptoms. After 10 days felt better, bu...


Source: Comtan Oral : User Ratings covering us...

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Retching, Dizziness, Nausea, Vertigo

Posted By kathy in fdb.rxlist.com on January 14, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Within 4 hours, began to feel nauseated and soon started dry heaving. Room began spinning...became very dizzy. Arms and legs became limp. Ended up in ER to stop symptoms. After 10 days felt better, bu...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By crs1970 in fdb.rxlist.com on December 5, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I've been taking this medication for 9 years and it has helped control my Parkinson's. I'm in the process of increasing the Comtan now.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Diarrhoea

Posted By marigold in fdb.rxlist.com on September 1, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Started taking 200mg, 3x per day, with l-dopa.Worked very well to control tremor and improve general mood and co-ordination but then, after 3 months use, diarrhoea started and has continued for a mont...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Bmp in drugs.com on April 11, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Comtan (entacapone) for Parkinson's Disease: I take Sinemet 25/100 4 x daily 1 1/2 tabs with 100 mg Comtan 4 x daily with my Sinemet and it seems to work well for lessening my "wear off" periods but i...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on April 11, 2012 @ 12:00 am

I take Sinemet 25/100 4 x daily 1 1/2 tabs with 100 mg Comtan 4 x daily with my Sinemet and it seems to work well for lessening my "wear off" periods but it does cost a lot.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Constipation

Posted By DieOma in fdb.rxlist.com on March 13, 2012 @ 12:00 am

sinemet was wearing off too soon. sometimes it didn't work at all. Comtan worked wonders. I could walk. Up until until takng Comtan, I was constipated. Ever Since I started Comtan, I've had diarreah...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Nausea, Disorientation, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on February 16, 2012 @ 12:00 am

... dose, which is the point of taking the medicine. However..... Cons: Immediately after taking the drug, there is temporary nausea, drowsiness, sleepiness & disorientation, dizziness. It makes me sleep ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on February 3, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By James in fdb.rxlist.com on January 28, 2011 @ 12:00 am

I am 81 yr old male. I have had Parkinson's for 8 yrs. I have always been very active and have tried to keep exercising. I have been taking Comtan,200mg, along with carbidopa/levodopa. Dosing 4x a day...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By James in fdb.rxlist.com on January 28, 2011 @ 12:00 am

I am 81 yr old male. I have had Parkinson's for 8 yrs. I have always been very active and have tried to keep exercising. I have been taking Comtan,200mg, along with carbidopa/levodopa. Dosing 4x a day...


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* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.