17 patient evaluations for Entacapone

Jan 22, 2012 (Started Dec 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 31, 2011 (Started Jan 27, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Medicare stopped paying for Comtan when I hit the "gap". The cost would have been over $700.00/month to continue. I had rationed it for the first half of the year, taking 2 each day instead of 4. I will not go back on, even though it helped. It doesn't make sense to go on it if I cannot continue all year. on the plus side, going off Comtan, I lost 8 lbs in 3 weeks.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 16, 2011 (Started Jun 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (increased urination)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It's one of a cocktail of four. So not easy to isolate efficacy or side effects.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: increased urination

Feb 10, 2011 (Started Jun 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (increased urination)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: increased urination

Jun 6, 2010 (Started Jun 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (increased urination)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: increased urination

Nov 9, 2009 (Started Jun 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: increased urination

Sep 14, 2008 (Started Jun 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Almost immediate improvement against insomnia, but gradual backslide over 2 months. Follow up has been Sinemet CR
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: increased urination

  • 0 helpful marks
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