130 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

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MossyRock
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MossyRock
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: vg
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jun 11, 2016 (Started Sep 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Muscle and joint pain, Nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 12 x 25-100 mg Five times daily
Advice & Tips: During a month long stay in hospital I did not have a problem with the nausea and vomiting.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jun 30, 2013 (Started Sep 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: In spite of the recommendation of taking the pills an hour before eating, I take it with food.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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

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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

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

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Apr 24, 2016 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Involuntary movement)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg-100 mg Three times daily
Advice & Tips: I look and feel better taking the meds.  My hand writing is much better.  I don't stare as much.  I move better.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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rch21
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rch21
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Mar 31, 2016 (Started Dec 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Involuntary head movement)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Bullydawg3
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Bullydawg3
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I have:
Parkinson's

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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

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rachenitsa
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rachenitsa
Sex: F
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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Jan 13, 2016 (Started Nov 25, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Balance problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Jerky movements (dyskinesia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 10, 2009 (Started Nov 25, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take as directed and call the doctor f there are any problems
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 14, 2008 (Started Nov 25, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: take at least 1/2 hr before having a meal with protein - or wait about an hour after a large protein meal ....If Im in need of an extra boost I take with a high sugar beverage - adding sugar to water works just as well
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 20, 2008 (Started Nov 25, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 19, 2008 (Started Nov 25, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 18, 2008 (Started Nov 25, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take it on time on a regular schedule that works best with yoour activity level in order to get maximum benefit
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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

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daddytom
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daddytom
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
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: 1 tablet(s) Four 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

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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

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