Is NiceRx a Stalevo coupon provider?
We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Stalevo patient assistance program. That means that we do not offer printable Stalevo manufacturer coupons, Stalevo discounts, or free Stalevo samples. We are not a Stalevo coupon provider or Stalevo discount card. Our service extends to assisting eligible individuals to access the medications they need through patient assistance programs.
Stalevo patient assistance program
Patient assistance programs are typically sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and provide free or discounted medications to individuals with low income who are uninsured or under-insured and meet the eligibility criteria that vary by program. There are currently no known patient assistance programs for this medication.
Can NiceRx help me get Stalevo cheaper if I have insurance?
How much does Stalevo cost without insurance?
Stalevo cost without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it. As a guide, Stalevo tablets (25 mg-200 mg-100 mg) usually cost $810 for 100. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.
How much does Stalevo cost with insurance?
The copay for Stalevo with insurance depends on the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out how much this is, your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.
What is Stalevo?
Stalevo (carbidopa/levodopa/entacapone) is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Novartis. Stalevo is a combination of levodopa, carbidopa, and entacapone used to treat Parkinson’s disease.
What doses of Stalevo are available?
Each Stalevo tablet contains a 1:4 ratio of carbidopa to levodopa and 200 mg of entacapone (mg of carbidopa per mg of levodopa per mg of entacapone).
- Stalevo 50 (12.5 mg per 50 mg per 200 mg)
- Stalevo 75 (18.75 mg per 75 mg per 200 mg)
- Stalevo 100 (25 mg per 100 mg per 200 mg)
- Stalevo 125 (31.25 mg per 125 mg per 200 mg)
- Stalevo 150 (37.5 mg per 150 mg per 200 mg)
- Stalevo 200 (50 mg per 200 mg per 200 mg)
Please read the drug information provided and always speak with your healthcare provider about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Stalevo active ingredients
Stalevo contains carbidopa, levodopa, and entacapone as active ingredients. Levodopa is converted into dopamine in the brain. Carbidopa and entacapone block enzymes from breaking down levodopa in the body. Carbidopa blocks the dopa decarboxylase, and entacapone blocks the enzyme catechol-O-methyl transferase (COMT). This allows levodopa to work longer and helps improve the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Stalevo side effects
The most common side effects of Stalevo in clinical trials include:
- Diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting
- Dry mouth, and urine discoloration
In rare instances, Stalevo can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Falling asleep during daily activities without warning, and daytime drowsiness and somnolence
- Syncope and hypotension/orthostatic hypotension
- Worsening of dyskinesia (involuntary movements)
- Depression and suicidality
- Hallucinations and/or other psychotic-like behavior
- Problems with impulse control and compulsive behaviors
- Colitis – diarrhea, unexplained weight loss, dehydration
- Suddenly stopping or reducing treatment may cause neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS). Symptoms include fever, unusual muscle stiffness, severe confusion, sweating, irregular heartbeat, and rapid breathing
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Stalevo against your risk of adverse effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions to Stalevo to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Stalevo drug interactions
Stalevo can interact with other medications. These include:
- Drugs metabolized by COMT
- Anti-hypertensive agents
- Tricyclic antidepressants
- Dopamine D2 receptor antagonists, isoniazid, phenytoin, papaverine, and iron salts
- Drugs metabolized by CYP2C9 – warfarin
- Antipsychotic drugs – chlorpromazine, haloperidol, thioridazine
- Drugs used to treat high blood pressure – methyldopa
- Apomorphine, epinephrine
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Stalevo. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medications you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
You should not use Stalevo if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredients carbidopa, levodopa, or entacapone
- Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Stalevo
- Are taking nonselective monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors
- Have narrow-angle glaucoma
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
Talk to your doctor about your medical condition before using Stalevo if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Stalevo
- Have taken certain medications for depression or Parkinson’s disease in the last 14 days – phenelzine, tranylcypromine, selegiline, or rasagiline. It May cause very high blood pressure
- Have liver disease
- Have breathing problems
- Have heart disease
- Have kidney disease
- Have mental health disorders
- Have sleep disorders
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
Stalevo is the trademark brand name for carbidopa, levodopa, and entacapone manufactured by Novartis. A generic version of carbidopa, levodopa, and entacapone is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Stalevo savings through NiceRx.
The content on this website is intended for information purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. The information on this website should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always speak to your doctor regarding the risks and benefits of any treatment.