26 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa with a adherence rating of Usually

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

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May 15, 2012 (Started Nov 23, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 4.5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've tried it with food and without food; nothing much helps. It usually happens with the morning dose; often I end up going back to bed for a few hours, losing the morning entirely.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Shaky Paws Grampa
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Shaky Paws Grampa
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: none
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Apr 26, 2012 (Started Jul 15, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: 1. Use trial and error to find best frequency for you. 2. Do not withhold medication-there is no benefit to doing this and you could end up speeding the progression of the disease. 3. Clearly the most effective PD medication for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

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Nov 6, 2011 (Started Aug 11, 2011)

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

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excalibur212
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excalibur212
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Off
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jul 14, 2011 (Started Apr 25, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily

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BobRolloff
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BobRolloff
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Feb 15, 2011 (Started Oct 11, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Slowness: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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SCRABBLE37
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SCRABBLE37
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Dec 14, 2010 (Started Jan 21, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 5.5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Headaches, Vivid dreams, Dyskinesia, Nausea, on/off, Sleep problems

Apr 21, 2010 (Started Jan 21, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Headaches, Vivid dreams, Dyskinesia, Nausea, on/off, Sleep problems

Jan 4, 2010 (Started Jan 21, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Headaches, Vivid dreams, Dyskinesia, Nausea, on/off, Sleep problems

Nov 19, 2009 (Started Jan 21, 2000)

  • 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
Side effects: Headaches, Vivid dreams, Dyskinesia, Nausea, on/off, Sleep problems

Jan 9, 2009 (Started Jan 21, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Headaches, Vivid dreams, Dyskinesia, Nausea, on/off, Sleep problems

Nov 22, 2008 (Started Jan 21, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Headaches, Vivid dreams, Dyskinesia, Nausea, on/off, Sleep problems

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