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2nd April 2010 - News release

STALEVO IS LINKED TO PROSTATE CANCER
                                                                                                                                                                                
It has been claimed that Stalevo, which is used for  the treatment of Parkinsonís disease, may be linked to an increased risk of prostate cancer. Stalevo is a combination of L-dopa, carbidopa, and entacapone. For more information go to Stalevo. Entacapone is also available as a single-product ingredient called Comtan. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is evaluating clinical trial data suggesting that patients taking Stalevo, may be at an increased risk for developing prostate cancer. The number of people taking Stalevo with prostate cancer was small, but it was still four times what would otherwise be expected. The FDA's review of Stalevo is ongoing and so no new conclusions or recommendations about the use of this drug have been made. They consequently suggest that "Patients should not stop taking their medication unless directed to do so by their healthcare professional". For more information go to the News release. For more current news go to Parkinson's Disease News.

 

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