Tolcapone and liver damage?
I saw my PD consultant on Tuesday this week and reported that switch-offs and Distonia are getting worse but mentioned I had put myself back on Safinamide, which now seems to be helping to ease symptoms.
He also wants me to go on Tolcapone 3 times a day. First however he has arranged for a liver function test, as the drug is reported to cause liver damage. If my liver is ok he wants me to start the Tolcapone. I feel uneasy about this, as if having a perfectly good liver, he wants me then to take tablets that might damage it. As a back up I will need to have liver function tests every 3 or 4 weeks, which says to me that liver damage is an issue.
Has anyone on the forum had any experience of or gained any knowledge of Tolcapone?
Or has anyone any views on my dilemma?