A dopaminergic antiparkinsonism agent - It is used to treat Parkinson's disease
What may interact with this medicine?Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non- prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Even after you stop taking this medicine the effects can last for two weeks or more.
This medicine may increase your risk of getting skin cancer. Report any irregular moles, dark or white spots, or sores that do not heal. Have your skin checked for skin cancer regularly.
This medicine may interact with foods that have tyramine. If you eat foods that contain a high level of tyramine you may get severe headaches, high blood pressure, or irregular heart beat. Some foods that have a lot of tyramine are aged cheese; aged, smoked, pickled, or processed meats and fish (like bologna, pepperoni, salami, summer sausage); some red wines, beers, and other liqueurs; avocados, bananas, figs, raisins, or any over- ripe fruit; soy sauce; miso soup; yeast/ protein extracts; tofu or other bean curd. Also, avoid drinks that have caffeine, like tea, coffee, chocolate, or cola. Ask your health care provider for a complete listing of foods to be limited or avoided. Avoid these foods and beverages while you are taking this medicine and for 2 weeks after you stop using this medicine. Get medical help right away if you have a severe headache, blurred vision, difficulty thinking, stupor or coma, seizures, chest pain, unexplained nausea or vomiting, or signs or symptoms of a stroke.
Talk to your doctor if you are taking, or are planning to take, any prescription or over- the- counter drugs, especially antidepressants and over- the- counter cold medications. Some medicines may interact with this medicine and could cause you adverse effects. Do not take meperidine while you are taking this medicine or for 14 days after you have stopped taking this medicine. If you take levodopa with this medicine you may have more uncontrolled movements or you may have dizziness when you stand.
If you are scheduled for any medical or dental procedure, tell your healthcare provider that you are taking this medicine. This medicine can interact with other medicines used during surgery. You may need to stop taking this medicine 14 days or more before the procedure. Talk to your doctor.