126 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

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Maribeth
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Maribeth
Sex: F
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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Jan 5, 2016 (Started Nov 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 10 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take it as long as you can
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 21, 2015 (Started Nov 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 10 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: iDK.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
soccerkid300
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soccerkid300
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Dec 15, 2015 (Started May 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
J.Marley
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J.Marley
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Dec 15, 2015 (Started Jun 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Tremor in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Nausea and vomiting, Dyskinesia, 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
daddytom
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daddytom
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: vg
I have:
Parkinson's

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Nov 4, 2015 (Started Aug 02, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Five times daily

May 31, 2015 (Started Aug 02, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 tablet(s) Four times daily

  • 0 helpful marks
holmesa
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holmesa
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Off
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
Parkinson's

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Oct 28, 2015 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Tremor(s), Joint stiffness, slight loss of balance, Loss of balance, Low blood pressure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 21, 2015 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 5, 2015 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Tremor(s), Joint stiffness, slight loss of balance, Loss of balance, Low blood pressure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 13, 2015 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 4, 2015 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

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

Jan 19, 2015 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take my carbidopa/levodopa up to the daily limit as Madopar: 1, Sinemet+1x4 spaced evenly, 1/2 SinemetCRx2 t teatime.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 10, 2015 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Tremor(s), Joint stiffness, slight loss of balance, Loss of balance, Low blood pressure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My dose has increased to 6 tablets daily which works well until around 21:00 when I get sleepy &/or other symptoms cut in. Most nights this doesn't matter.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 30, 2014 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Working with PD nurse & consultant over time dosage has changed to better manage symptoms. I now take 3x 25/100, 2x half Sinemet cr & 3x 12.5/50 to chew as a rescue remedy as needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 26, 2013 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Tremor(s), Joint stiffness, slight loss of balance, Loss of balance, Low blood pressure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 23, 2012 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Tremor(s), Joint stiffness, slight loss of balance, Loss of balance, Low blood pressure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Timing is important as wearing off can impact on a whole day's activities. I very gradually add a little more time between doses so that I can quickly revert to previous timing. I seem to have more frequent, pronounced & longer lasting tremor. I have also started 'feezing' during walkng as well as at the start & during turning. I am slowing right down, stiff & sore joints & consequent fatigue.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 22, 2012 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Tremor(s), Joint stiffness, slight loss of balance, Loss of balance, Low blood pressure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 10, 2011 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 22, 2011 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Tremor(s), Joint stiffness, slight loss of balance, Loss of balance, Low blood pressure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 4, 2011 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Tremor(s), Joint stiffness, slight loss of balance, Loss of balance, Low blood pressure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
mahendra
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mahendra
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Sep 16, 2015 (Started Jul 10, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Jerky movements (dyskinesia))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Every Other Week
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Jul 10, 2014 (Started Jul 10, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: do not start this treatment early if you are diaognise for pd.================
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
ProfGumbySan
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ProfGumbySan
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Sep 14, 2015 (Started Aug 11, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Dyskinesia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 9 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 23, 2015 (Started Aug 11, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Dyskinesia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 8 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 14, 2015 (Started Aug 11, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Dyskinesia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 8 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Crucial to keep to dosage schedule
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 1, 2014 (Started Aug 11, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 8 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 6, 2011 (Started Aug 11, 2011)

  • 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 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
dixie pixie
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dixie pixie
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: vg
I have:
Parkinson's

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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
patsfan
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patsfan
Sex: M
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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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
Tulabee
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Tulabee
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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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)

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