What is Carbidopa-Levodopa 25-250?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Carbidopa-Levodopa

Levodopa 250 mg, a dopamine precursor used to treat the movement disorder symptoms of Parkinson's disease is combined with carbidopa 25 mg. Carbidopa is often included with levodopa-containing drugs in order to boost its efficacy by slowing down the metabolism of dopamine.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Parkinson's Disease 31 20
Stiffness/Spasticity 2 2
Cramps in right hand 1 0
General health 1 2
having people tell me I'm wrong all the time B'cause of my parkinsons 1 3
MSA (Multiple System Atrophy) 1 6

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 3
Mild 4
None 18

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Carbidopa-Levodopa 25-250

Side effect Patients
Nausea 3
Dyskinesia 1
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1
Nausea and dizziness 1
Tremor in feet 1
Tremor in legs 1

Show all 8 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Carbidopa-Levodopa 25-250

Dosage Patients
25-250 mg four times daily 3
25-250 mg three times daily 1
25-100 mg three times daily 1
25 mg-250 mg daily 1
2 x 25 mg-100 mg three times daily 1
5 x 25 mg-250 mg five times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Carbidopa-Levodopa 25-250

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 5
Course of treatment ended 2
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
See all 9 patients who’ve stopped taking Carbidopa-Levodopa 25-250

Duration

Currently taking Carbidopa-Levodopa 25-250

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Carbidopa-Levodopa 25-250

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 20
Usually 5
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 18
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 5
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 7
Not specified 12

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Carbidopa-Levodopa 25-250 after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Carbidopa-Levodopa (Sinemet) 1
Rotigotine (Neupro Patch) 1

Patients stopped taking Carbidopa-Levodopa 25-250 and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Carbidopa-Levodopa (Sinemet) 1
Primidone (Mysoline) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa 25-250

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

See EdSikov's full Carbidopa-Levodopa 25-250 history

Jun 1, 2015 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Vikings23
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Vikings23
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: b
I have:
Parkinson's

See Vikings23's full Carbidopa-Levodopa 25-250 history

Jun 1, 2009 (Started Jan 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Dyskinesia, Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg All the time (24/7)
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Nausea, Dyskinesia

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