What is Tolcapone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Tasmar

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Tolcapone is a COMT inhibitor which promotes the recirculation of dopamine at the synapse. It is used in conjunction with l-dopa containing medication such as Sinemet.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tolcapone

Side effect Patients
Constipation 1
Diarrhea 1
Difficulty thinking 1
Dizziness 1
Dry mouth 1
Flatulence 1

Show all 17 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Tolcapone

Dosage Patients
300 mg daily 3

Why patients stopped taking Tolcapone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 3
Side effects too severe 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Tolcapone

Duration

Currently taking Tolcapone

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 3

Stopped taking Tolcapone

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 0
$50-99 4
$25-49 2
< $25 0
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Tolcapone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Ropinirole (Requip) 1

Patients stopped taking Tolcapone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Entacapone (Comtan) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Tolcapone.