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Ongentys and Alcohol/Food Interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Ongentys (opicapone).


Alcohol (Ethanol) opicapone

Moderate Drug Interaction

Using opicapone together with ethanol may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with opicapone. Do not use more than the recommended dose of opicapone, and avoid driving, operating machinery, or engaging in potentially hazardous activities requiring mental alertness and motor coordination until you know how the medication affects you. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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opicapone food

Moderate Food Interaction

Food may delay and reduce the absorption of opicapone, which may lead to lower blood levels of the medication and possibly reduced effectiveness. You should take opicapone once daily at bedtime. Do not eat food for at least 1 hour before and at least 1 hour after taking opicapone. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.

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Ongentys drug interactions

There are 271 drug interactions with Ongentys (opicapone).

Ongentys disease interactions

There are 6 disease interactions with Ongentys (opicapone) which include:

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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.