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mary12709

Stalevo

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My doctor is switching me from 4x daily CL (25/100) to 4x daily Stalevo 100 as I have developed dystonia symptoms when the CL is wearing off. Is there anything in particular I should know about the Stalevo? Concerns? Thanks.

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The only difference between carbidopa/levodopa and Stalevo is that Stalevo has an extra ingredient called Entacapone, which ha a primary purpose of extending the effects of the carbidopa/levodopa. So many of the side effects of these 2 medications will be similar.

Here are some of the more common side effects that Entacapone:

Urine Discoloration

Diarrhea

A possible decrease or full absence of body movement

Uncontrolled twitching of the extremities ( arms and legs) and face, tongue, and lips

Muscle stiffness or pain

Muscle spasms

I hope this helps and please keep me posted

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