carbidopa/levodopa/entacapone - oral, Stalevo
GENERIC NAME: CARBIDOPA/LEVODOPA/ENTACAPONE - ORAL (KAR-bi-DOE-pa/LEE-vo-DOE-pa/en-TAK-a-pone)
BRAND NAME(S): Stalevo
USES: This combination medication is used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease.Parkinson's disease is believed to be due to a lack of an important chemical (dopamine) in the brain. Levodopa is converted into dopamine in the brain, leading to the relief of Parkinson's disease symptoms. Both carbidopa and entacapone are given with levodopa to increase the amount of levodopa that is converted into dopamine.
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