Brand name: Stalevo
Generic ingredients: Carbidopa, Levodopa, and Entacapone
Why is Stalevo prescribed?
Stalevo is used to help relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease, including tremors, muscle stiffness and rigidity, slowness of movement, and poor balance or coordination. Stalevo contains a combination of three drugs, carbidopa, levodopa, and entacapone. The drug that actually relieves the symptoms of Parkinson's is levodopa. Carbidopa and entacapone both keep the body from breaking down levodopa too quickly, thus allowing the drug's effects to last longer. Keep in mind that Stalevo is not a cure for Parkinson's disease; it merely helps keep the symptoms under control. Stalevo may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Please consult your physician before taking any medication.