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

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Feb 3, 2017 (Started Jun 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Tremor in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Nausea and vomiting, Occasional nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Nausea and vomiting, Occasional nausea and vomiting

Nov 28, 2016 (Started Jun 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Tremor in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Nausea and vomiting, Occasional nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Nausea and vomiting, Occasional nausea and vomiting

Dec 15, 2015 (Started Jun 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Tremor in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Nausea and vomiting, Occasional nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This summer I had to lower my total intake of carbidopa / levodopa as I began to experience dyskinesia in the evenings.  If I keep my daily levodopa dose at or below 1200 mgs, I seldom experience any dyskinesia.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Nausea and vomiting, Occasional nausea and vomiting

Dec 17, 2012 (Started Jun 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Tremor in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I take the regular Sinemet pill as a 'back-up' to my extended release Sinemet when I go to the gym, paint or do something during which time I hope to lesson my tremors - it does seem to help.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Nausea and vomiting, Occasional nausea and vomiting

Jul 6, 2010 (Started Jun 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Nausea and vomiting, Occasional nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Nausea and vomiting, Occasional nausea and vomiting

Jun 30, 2010 (Started Jun 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Nausea and vomiting, Occasional nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Nausea and vomiting, Occasional nausea and vomiting

Jun 29, 2010 (Started Jun 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Nausea and vomiting, Occasional nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Nausea and vomiting, Occasional nausea and vomiting

  • 0 helpful marks

May 30, 2016 (Started Aug 26, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Tremor(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Jerky movements (dyskinesia), On to off fluctuations worsening, Balance problems, Dizziness, Nausea, Sleep problems, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25-100 mg Five times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Sleep problems, Nausea, Fatigue

Jan 9, 2014 (Started Aug 26, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Tremor(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Dizziness, Nausea, Sleep problems, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Tremor(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Dizziness, Nausea, Sleep problems, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Tremor(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Dizziness, Nausea, Sleep problems, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Tremor(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Dizziness, Nausea, Sleep problems, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Tremor(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Nausea, Sleep problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: uncertain at this point
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Sleep problems, Nausea, Fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 23, 2016 (Started Jul 16, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 28, 2015 (Started Jun 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 1, 2015 (Started Apr 20, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6.5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 31, 2015 (Started Aug 31, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), Jerky movements (dyskinesia))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I stopped this formulation to try Rytary.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

Mar 2, 2012 (Started Aug 31, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), Jerky movements (dyskinesia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

Aug 23, 2011 (Started Aug 31, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), Jerky movements (dyskinesia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I first started this 11 months ago, I felt so light and free on my feet. Much easier to type. Much more effective than Mirapex which made me tired). Then, I started getting more rigid, so the Dr increased the dose from from 1 tab 3x a day to 1.5 tabs 3x a day. I developed dyskenisia immediatley. Very disappointed, but he said i was very sensitive to it and that is also good. So, I dropped back to 1 tab 3x a day with the addition of amantadine 100mg 2x a day. I may experiment with 1.25tabs dosage to try to get the max. Dr said increasing the amantadine may contribute to insomnia.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 19, 2014 (Started May 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 17, 2014 (Started May 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Timing is important, I is taking them every 8 hours and that is bad. Now I'm taking them about every six hours during the day and I don't get tired and have cramps in the evening. I still wake up OK. I use a pill box, 7x3 to help remember.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 22, 2013 (Started Nov 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jan 18, 2013 (Started Nov 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 15, 2012 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for restless legs syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 15, 2012 (Started Nov 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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

  • 1 helpful mark
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