134 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

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May 22, 2008 (Started Jun 14, 2007)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 13, 2007 (Started Jan 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple system atrophy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 16, 2006 (Started Jun 09, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Severe (pain throughout body, skin rash, nausea, emotional lability)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg-100 mg Daily
Side effects: pain throughout body, emotional lability, skin rash, nausea, nausea

  • 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

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