What is Tasmar used for?
Tasmar is prescribed to treat symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson's disease is a central nervous system disease that is characterized by the progressive loss of muscle control, which leads to trembling of the limbs and head when you rest. It also leads to stiffness, slowness and impaired balance of the body. As these symptoms become worse, it becomes more difficult to walk, talk and complete simple tasks.
You can buy Tasmar (Tolcapone) online at My Drug Center. We currently do not have the Tasmar generic alternative available for purchase.
How does Tasmar work?
Tasmar is an oral tablet that contains the active ingredient Tolcapone, and it belongs to a class of drugs known as catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) inhibitors. Tasmar is used along in combination with Levodopa or Carbidopa to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Many people taking levodopa for Parkinson's have problems with the effects of the levodopa wearing off between scheduled doses, causing symptoms to return or worsen. The Tolcapone dosage in the medication blocks a natural substance (COMT enzyme) that breaks down Levodopa in the body. This allows Levodopa to last longer in the system so that it doesn’t wear off before the next dose.
Before taking Tasmar, read all the instructions and paper work that given to you by your pharmacist. Take your Tasmar dosage orally once a day. Make sure you take it at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of the Tolcapone dosage in your system. This medication should be taken on a regular basis to have optimal results. The Tasmar dosage that you take will depend on your condition and your age. Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
Tasmar may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Tasmar. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions especially those relating to alcoholism, low blood pressure, Parkinson's with severe movement problems, liver problems, mental/mood disorders (such as psychosis, schizophrenia), history of a certain muscle problem (rhabdomyolysis), fever and confusion caused by any drug.
Tell your doctor about any current medications and list any over-the-counter or prescription medications, and herbal products you are currently taking.
While taking this medication, you may feel dizzy, drowsy or experience blurred vision. Avoid driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery until you feel it is safe. Alcohol and Cannabis can exasperate these side effects. Additionally you can speak with your doctor about acceptable limits for these substances while taking Tasmar.
Avoid operating heavy machinery, driving a motor vehicle, or performing other dangerous activities until you know how Tasmar affects you. The drug can cause sleepiness and may worsen your ability to make decisions, think clearly, or react quickly.
Some Tasmar side effects include:
Nausea/vomiting, unwanted/uncontrolled movements, diarrhea, headache, drowsiness, trouble sleeping, increased number of dreams, increased sweating, dry mouth, gas, and abdominal pain
Some serious Tasmar side effects include:
Easy bleeding/bruising, chest pain, fast/irregular heartbeat, fever, mental/mood changes (such as agitation, confusion, hallucinations), unusual urges (such as increased gambling, sexual urges), muscle pain/soreness/stiffness/weakness, pain/trouble with breathing
If any side effects of Tolcapone become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.
Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
A: A relapse in symptoms may occur depending on the severity of the condition, and you may experience side effects. You should speak to your doctor before you stop taking this medication.
Q: What is the best dosage to take?
A: The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best Tasmar dosage for your treatment.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose
Q: What is the best way to store this medication?
A: This medication should be stored at room temperature away from moisture and heat, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.
Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: Don't take this medicine if you're pregnant or might become pregnant. Use an effective method of birth control while you take this drug. Stop taking Tasmar right away and call your doctor if you find out you're pregnant during treatment. Don't breastfeed while taking this medication without first talking to your doctor.