131 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

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Feb 7, 2012 (Started Oct 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 22, 2012 (Started Oct 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Increased insomnia, Sleep problems, Drowsiness, Compulsive behaviors, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleep problems, Insomnia, Compulsive behaviors, Drowsiness, Increased insomnia

Dec 20, 2010 (Started Oct 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Increased insomnia, Sleep problems, Drowsiness, Compulsive behaviors, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Thus far, I have had done of the Dyskinesia that I feared. However I have read that it takes up to 4 years to get these uncontrollable body ticks.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleep problems, Insomnia, Compulsive behaviors, Drowsiness, Increased insomnia

Mar 3, 2010 (Started Oct 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Increased insomnia, Drowsiness, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It is like a night and day improvement. I wish that I had started on it earlier. Many of my symptoms have beem minimized.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleep problems, Insomnia, Compulsive behaviors, Drowsiness, Increased insomnia

Feb 4, 2010 (Started Oct 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Increased insomnia, Drowsiness, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Since beginning Sinemet in 10-09 I can tell a great improvement. When I was only on Mirapex and Azilect, I have many PD symptoms that were not under control. The medicine would only work for about 3 months and then the symptoms yould return. Now that I am on Sinemet, it is like a day and night improvement. The sinemet has almost made the symptoms disappear; something that the Mirapex and Azilect did not do.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleep problems, Insomnia, Compulsive behaviors, Drowsiness, Increased insomnia

Nov 14, 2009 (Started Oct 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I started taking Sinemet kickingi and dragging. I had been on Azilect andn Mirapex for over 18 months. My PD symptoms were increasing: the arm tremors were increasing, walking was turning back into shuffling, I felt confused, etc. I have been on Sinemet for about 3 weeks and I must admit that I haven't felt this good in years. I am talking better, less mumbling, I am actually moving more quickly.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleep problems, Insomnia, Compulsive behaviors, Drowsiness, Increased insomnia

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 18, 2012 (Started Apr 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sleeplessness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 9, 2012 (Started Oct 27, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 27, 2011 (Started Apr 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Nausea, Upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Nausea got bad enough that I was losing weight - 20 pounds.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Upset stomach, Nausea

Jul 3, 2011 (Started Apr 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Nausea, Upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Upset stomach, Nausea

Dec 1, 2010 (Started Apr 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Nausea, Upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Upset stomach, Nausea

Nov 2, 2010 (Started Apr 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Nausea, Upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Upset stomach, Nausea

Oct 3, 2010 (Started Apr 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Nausea, Upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Upset stomach, Nausea

Sep 7, 2010 (Started Apr 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Nausea, Upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Upset stomach, Nausea

Oct 10, 2009 (Started Apr 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Nausea, Upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Upset stomach, Nausea

Aug 21, 2009 (Started Apr 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Nausea, Upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Upset stomach, Nausea

May 23, 2009 (Started Apr 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Upset stomach, Nausea

Apr 25, 2009 (Started Apr 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Nausea, Upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Upset stomach, Nausea

Apr 17, 2009 (Started Apr 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Nausea, Upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Upset stomach, Nausea

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 14, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Feeling faint (presyncope), Generalized weakness (asthenia), Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 1, 2007 (Started Jan 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for restless legs syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Feeling faint (presyncope), Generalized weakness (asthenia), Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I worked while I was on the immediate release carb/levo. and I was supposed to take it TID. However, I often missed my noon dose or ended up taking it late. When I was switched to the CR formula it worked better for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 25, 2011 (Started Apr 10, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (None)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have changed to Sinemet because of additional need
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 14, 2011 (Started Apr 25, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 7, 2011 (Started Jun 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Nausea and vomiting, Vomiting, Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: While I could not tolerate a full dose of the Carbo/Levo 25-100 tablets due to extreme nausea and vomitting, I am able to tolerate the Carbo/Levo Oral Dissolving Tablets 25-100 quite well.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Nausea, Vomiting, Nausea and vomiting

Sep 8, 2010 (Started Jun 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Nausea and vomiting, Vomiting, Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was OK when I was taking 1/2 tab 3 times a day. When I began full dosage, I had severe nausea and vomiting. I was prescribed a nausea med that did not work, and then prescribed Domperidone. Could not stay ahead of the nausea, although it was not as severe and the vomiting stopped. After awhile, I just quit all together because I was tired of being sick to my stomach 24/7. My joint pain increased so I went back to my originally dosage and things have gotten better.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Nausea, Vomiting, Nausea and vomiting

Jul 27, 2010 (Started Jun 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Nausea and vomiting, Vomiting, Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: While I am told the benefits outweigh the side effects, I have not mastered the nausea and vomiting in order to make an informed decision.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Nausea, Vomiting, Nausea and vomiting

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 11, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it suck
Side effects: Nausea

Jun 10, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Side effects: Nausea

  • 0 helpful marks
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