|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
- 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 to Comtan.
- 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
- 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
- Severe diarrhea
- Muscle pain or prolonged rigidity
- High fever
For more detailed information about Comtan, ask your health