133 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

Aug 25, 2009 (Started Sep 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness, sleep problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Try to close my eyes for at least 10 - 15 mins when I feel sleepy.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness, sleep problems

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 15, 2006 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Prescribed Carbidopa/Levadopa CR to spread absorption over more time. This reduced the dyskinesia and later I was able to tolerate 50-200 mgm, 1/2 tab., 5 times daily. Walking and balance have improved on this regimen. It is hard to keep up with this schedule but it helps me.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: jerky movements

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 11, 2008 (Started Aug 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness, lightheadedness from upper back into head)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It has taken time, but I am beginning to notice when it is time to take my meds. I begin to feel tired and over all rotten.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dizziness, lightheadedness from upper back into head

  • 1 helpful mark
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