Can be used with levodopa preparations to reduce “off-time” in later Parkinson’s disease
Opicapone (Ongentys®) (capsule)
Tolcapone (Tasmar®) (tablet)
Only when entacapone or opicapone are inappropriate
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Suitable for prescribing by all in both primary and secondary care.
Specialist recommended but suitable for continuation in primary care.
Specialist initiated but suitable for continuation in primary care.
Specialist initiated and for continuation in primary care under a locally approved shared care guideline.
Suitable for prescribing in specialist settings (secondary care) only.
Secondary care medicines to be used under specialised commissioning arrangements only.
For primary care, either via FP10 or supplied through specialist services. These products may be stocked by hospital
pharmacies only for supply to primary care units/wards or for continuing supplies for patients admitted on therapy.