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No generic medication is available for Ongentys (Opicapone)
What Ongentys is and what it is used for
Ongentys is a medicine that contains the active substance opicapone. It is used to treat Parkinson’s disease and associated movement problems. Parkinson's disease is a progressive disease of the nervous system that causes shaking and affects your movement. Ongentys is for use in adults who are already taking medicines containing levodopa and DOPA decarboxylase inhibitors. It increases the effects of levodopa and helps to relieve the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and movement problems.
How to take Ongentys
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. The recommended dose is 50 mg once daily. Ongentys should be taken preferably at bedtime. Take Ongentys at least one hour before or after taking your levodopa medicine. Ongentys is for oral use. Swallow the capsule whole with a glass of water. Doses of other medicines to treat Parkinson’s disease The dose of other medicines to treat Parkinson’s disease may need to be adjusted when you start taking Ongentys. Follow the instructions that your doctor has given you. If you take more Ongentys than you should If you take more Ongentys than you should, tell your doctor or pharmacist, or go to a hospital immediately. Take the medicine package and this leaflet with you. This will help the doctor identify what you have taken. If you forget to take Ongentys If you forget to take one dose, you should continue the treatment and take the next dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. If you stop taking Ongentys Do not stop taking Ongentys unless your doctor tells you to as your symptoms may get worse. If you stop taking Ongentys your doctor may need to adjust the dose of other medicines that you are taking to treat Parkinson’s disease. If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Side effects caused by Ongentys are usually mild to moderate and occur mostly within the first weeks of treatment. Some side effects may be caused by the increased effects of using Ongentys together with levodopa. Contact your doctor straight away if you experience any side effects at the start of treatment. Many of the side effects can be managed by your doctor adjusting your levodopa medicine. Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice any of the following side effects:
Very common: may affect more than 1 in 10 people
•involuntary and uncontrollable, or difficult or painful body movements
Common: may affect up to 1 in 10 people
•vomiting (being sick)
•increased levels of the enzyme (creatine kinase) in your blood 4
•difficulty falling or staying asleep
•experiencing or seeing things which do not exist (hallucinations)
•a fall in blood pressure on standing up which causes dizziness, light-headedness or fainting
Uncommon: may affect up to 1 in 100 people
•palpitations or irregular heartbeat
•pain or swelling of the abdomen
•loss of appetite
•increased levels of triglycerides (fats) in your blood
•muscle twitching, stiffness or pain
•pain in arms or legs
•altered sense of taste
•excessive body movements
•hearing things which do not exist
•abnormal colour of urine
•need to wake and pass urine at night
•shortness of breath
•high or low blood pressure
Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via: Ireland HPRA Pharmacovigilance Earlsfort Terrace IRL
•Dublin 2 Tel: +353 1 6764971 Fax: +353 1 6762517 Website: www.hpra.ie e-mail: [email protected] United Kingdom Yellow Card Scheme Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
How to Store Ongentys
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. 5 Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the bottle/blister/carton after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. This medicine does not require any special temperature storage conditions. Blisters: Store in the original blister in order to protect from moisture. Bottles: Keep the bottle tightly closed in order to protect from moisture. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
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