Tasmar

Generic Name:Tolcapone

Tasmar is a prescribed drug usually used for treating Parkinson's disease. It must be used in combination with carbidopa-levodopa products, as it is not effective at treating Parkinson's disease without the use of levodopa. This prescription medication works by increasing blood levels of levodopa, helping it last longer in the body. Tasmar has the active ingredient of tolcapone is a prescription medication used to treat Parkinson's disease. Tasmar is always used in combination with carbidopa and levodopa; it is not effective at treating Parkinson's disease when used alone. The drug works by increasing blood levels of levodopa and helping it last longer in the body. Tasmar works by inhibiting an enzyme known as catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) that breaks down levodopa before it has a chance to reach the brain. Tasmar is not approved for use in children.

How to Use Tasmar Tablets

  • The medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth three times daily.
  • You can take Tasmar with or without food.
  • Make sure to take Tasmar at the same times each day to maintain an even level in your blood.

Cautions before Use Tasmar Tablets

  • The medication can cause fatal liver failure. So, people suffering from any kind of liver disorders should not take this medication.
  • Tasmar can cause diarrhea. Sometimes, it can be severe enough to require hospitalization. This diarrhea can occur at any time, not just when starting the medication.
  • The medication can cause low blood pressure (hypotension).
  • Intense, unusual urges have been reported in people taking Parkinson’s disease medications. Examples include an intense desire to gamble or to engage in risky sexual behavior have been reported.
  • Tasmar can cause hallucinations seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not really there.
  • Tasmar can cause rhabdomyolysis, which is a dangerous condition involving muscle breakdown that can result in kidney damage.
  • Tasmar can cause involuntary muscle movements called dyskinesia.
  • People suffering from kidney or lung problems should take proper precautions before having this medication.
  • Pregnant women should not have Tasmar as it may cause harm to the unborn child.

Tasmar Tablets Side Effects

The side effects which may arise due to the usage of Tasmar are as follows:

  • Muscle cramps
  • Drowsiness or fatigue
  • Diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain or vomiting
  • Headaches
  • The flu or upper respiratory tract infections, such as the common cold
  • Increased sweating
  • Dry mouth
  • Urine discoloration
  • Loss of balance
  • Gas
  • Increased or decreased muscle movements
  • Chest pain
  • Unusual sensations, such as burning, pricking, or tingling
  • Arthritis, stiffness, or neck pain
  • Bladder problems
  • Sinus congestion
  • Hyperactivity
  • Hair loss
  • Blood in the urine

Interactions and Overdose of Tasmar Tablets

Certain Tasmar drug interactions may cause your body to metabolize the medicines differently than intended, possibly increasing your risk of dangerous side effects. Medications that can negatively interact with Tasmar include warfarin, MAOIs, and medications metabolized by a certain enzyme. To avoid Tasmar drug interactions, talk to your healthcare provider before starting treatment about all other medications you are taking.

Overdose symptoms of Tasmar are included as vomiting, dizziness, and difficulty breathing. In these conditions people should take immediate medical support.

 

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