I’ve taken entacapone for a few weeks and I think it makes my PD worse. I’m going to stop taking it before more harm is done!

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Very many thanks Janice. I’ve been away for a while and only just saw your reply. I have phased them out but am open to trying them again.

The doctor advised to try them for a few weeks longer - is it possible they take a long time to kick in? Otherwise I wonder whether I might be happier to add an extra Sinemet Plus tablet instead?

Hi entacapone is suppose to make sinemet last longer. Are you taking it with sinemet. Sinemet is not suppose to not be taken the same time as protein, but on a empty tummy and void constipation.

Hi Stouty, Yes I was taking the two drugs at the same time. I didn’t notice any improvement so I stopped taking Entacapone and so far I feel happier without them