It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Parkinson's Disease Message Board


Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-08-2008, 08:01 PM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 62
sponge70 HB User

has anyone taken comton. the doctor just gave it to me two days ago, i'm taking it along with sinemet and yesterday and today i got so dizzy i barely made it to the chair.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 11-15-2008, 10:46 PM   #2
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: palmdale, california, Los Angeles Co.
Posts: 52
oldcow HB User
Re: comton

Hi Sponge'
I have not been posting for some time.
Yes, I have taken Comtan (entacapone). I took it for 2 years and now I take Stalevo 150, whic contains 200 mg of Comtan per tablet.
Comtan has no anti-parkinson action alone. It inhibirts 1 of the 2 enzymes which metabolizes dopamine and levodopa (contained in Sinamet) thus extending the amount of levodopa that is available to cross the blood-brain barrier; this extends the time
dopamine remains active in the brain (substantia nigra and striatum). There is an increased in dopamine elsewhere in the body, whitch causes side effects.
Side effects are more severe at first (usually). To reduce the Sinemet dose reduces
these side effects.
I think Comtan is GOOD drug to extend the duration of Sinemet.

John g

Old 11-16-2008, 01:46 PM   #3
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 62
sponge70 HB User
Re: comton

i called the doctor and told him the compton was making me dizzy, he said just take one in the morning with the sinemet. i don't think the comton made me dizzy because i got dizzy the other day when i was'nt taking the comton. do you get dizzy at times.

Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:04 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!