116 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

princess adventurous
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princess adventurous
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Feb 14, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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cwright7
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cwright7
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Mood: Very bad
Cognition: Severe
Autonomic: Severe
Head: severe
Arms: severe
Legs: severe
Tremors: severe
I am: n
I have:
MSA

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Jan 15, 2014 (Started Apr 20, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for MSA (Multiple System Atrophy): None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Trainman
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Trainman
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jan 9, 2014 (Started Aug 26, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Tremor(s): Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 10 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication appears to be the primary building block with individuals having the type that I have (Mainly tremors and speech). It all too often happens that you feel so good that you fail to realize that it is time for another dose. Stress is a big factor in the degree of symptoms experienced. In stressful situations I sometimes take an addition pill. This seems to help.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Sleep problems, Nausea, Fatigue

Mar 25, 2013 (Started Aug 26, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Tremor(s): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Sleep problems, Nausea, Fatigue

Feb 13, 2012 (Started Aug 26, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Tremor(s): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Sleep problems, Nausea, Fatigue

Jan 27, 2009 (Started Aug 26, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Tremor(s): Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Sleep problems, Nausea, Fatigue

Dec 1, 2008 (Started Aug 26, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Tremor(s): Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: uncertain at this point
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Sleep problems, Nausea, Fatigue

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garden35
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garden35
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: vg
I have:
Parkinson's

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Nov 21, 2013 (Started Aug 18, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 6, 2012 (Started Aug 18, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 5, 2011 (Started Aug 18, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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parkinohio
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parkinohio
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Oct 22, 2013 (Started Nov 15, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jan 18, 2013 (Started Nov 15, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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fleur
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fleur
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Relapse: Mild
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Oct 15, 2013 (Started Jun 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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stickyfingers
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stickyfingers
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Sep 27, 2013 (Started Jan 07, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Taken at same time as Sinemet CR. Toe curling appears when med starts to work and when it wears off.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Apr 2, 2013 (Started Jan 07, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My neuro doubled my Mirapex dosage which allowed me to elimminate "regular" Sinemet. I now take only Sinemet CR every 6 hours along with other meds.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jan 9, 2011 (Started Jan 07, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: New Doc prescribes 1.5 tablets 4Xeach day.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Feb 10, 2009 (Started Jan 07, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Napiejoe
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Napiejoe
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Sep 18, 2013 (Started Jan 20, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 19, 2013 (Started Jan 20, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I use a talking alarm watch to help me take my medication on time.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 2, 2012 (Started Jan 20, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have a four alarm wristwatch that definitely helps me take my Sinemet on time
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 30, 2012 (Started Jan 20, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 26, 2011 (Started Jan 20, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Improvement of bradykinesia
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 13, 2010 (Started Jan 20, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Try to find a gauge with your symptoms to keep tract of the PD progression. Taking four pills per day takes a little practice.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 16, 2010 (Started Jan 20, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Try to keep your dosage times the same every day
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 23, 2009 (Started Jan 20, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take the three pills every day -
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 24, 2009 (Started Jan 20, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take your pills on time
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Mar 23, 2009 (Started Jan 20, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take at same intervals each day
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Liriodendron
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Liriodendron
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: b
I have:
Parkinson's

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Aug 30, 2013 (Started Aug 19, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Takes 1 hour to start working. Loses effectiveness abruptly in 3-4 hours, sometimes between walking strides. Looking for a countdown timer watch to remind me when it's time to take another couple of pills.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

May 29, 2012 (Started Aug 19, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For me, 2 Levodopa/carbidopa 25/100 pills take around an hour to provide improvement. In the meantime, it has a strong sedative effect. When it kicks in, I can walk normally, with normal arm swing. It's wonderful. I haven't timed the "on" period, but I plan to do this. The medication does not wear off gradually, but suddenly: one normal stride followed by a return to stiff, PD shuffle as I walk down a street. I'm warned that the medication is about to go because my neck muscles get a crawly feeling.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

Aug 19, 2011 (Started Aug 19, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I resist taking my generic carbidopa/levodopa because about 45 minutes later a wave of extreme fatigue strikes which usually results in my going to sleep for an hour. I'd rather deal with the stiffness in walking. I'm thinking of shelling out the big bucks for Sinemet to see if it has the same effect.
Side effects: Fatigue

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MossyRock
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MossyRock
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: vg
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jun 30, 2013 (Started Sep 15, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: In spite of the recommendation of taking the pills an hour before eating, I take it with food.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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