Carbidopa-Levodopa CR

About Carbidopa-Levodopa CR (Prescription Drug)

A controlled release preparation of carbidopa/levodopa formulated to release a lower, smoother dose of medication. It is sometimes taken last thing at night in order to maintain dopamine levels throughout sleep and into the morning.

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margie99's Carbidopa-Levodopa CR History (Ongoing)
50 mg-200 mg Daily Jul 01, 2011 - Last Update

margie99's Carbidopa-Levodopa CR is for…

  • Parkinson's disease

margie99's side effects of Carbidopa-Levodopa CR…

  • breakthrough pain 2011

Evaluations


Aug 10, 2017

Dosage
50 mg-200 mg Daily
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (breakthrough pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost
< $25 monthly

May 25, 2017

Dosage
50 mg-200 mg Daily
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (breakthrough pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips
I have breakthrough pain at times, but twisting and curling does not happen until 1 to 2 weeks before the next injections. 1 tablet at bedtime.
Cost
< $25 monthly

Jan 17, 2017

Dosage
50 mg-200 mg Daily
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips
No changes
Cost
< $25 monthly

Oct 10, 2016

Dosage
50 mg-200 mg Daily
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (breakthrough pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips
At times my legs and feet cramp and I use the tens unit during the night.
Cost
< $25 monthly

Sep 14, 2016

Dosage
50 mg-200 mg Daily
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (breakthrough pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips
No change
Cost
< $25 monthly

Jul 13, 2016

Dosage
50 mg-200 mg Daily
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (breakthrough pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips
I have breakthrough pain at times, but twisting and curling does not happen until 1 to 2 weeks before the next injections.
Cost
< $25 monthly

Nov 18, 2015

Dosage
50 mg-200 mg Daily
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (breakthrough pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips
Get up and use Tens unit to help
Cost
< $25 monthly

Sep 16, 2015

Dosage
50 mg-200 mg Daily
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost
< $25 monthly

Jul 15, 2015

Dosage
50 mg-200 mg Daily
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost
< $25 monthly