123 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

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

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patsfan
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patsfan
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Off
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: vg
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

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ozzieartist
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ozzieartist
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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Jul 28, 2015 (Started Aug 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 tablet(s) Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 1, 2014 (Started Aug 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 6 tablet(s) Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 26, 2013 (Started Aug 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Dyskinesia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I have reintroduced the medication to assist me with the problems of "Freezing Gait"
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

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Jun 20, 2015 (Started May 18, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Muscle rigidity)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: In the last six months, I have gotten much weaker and have very little energy. I always try to lay down for one hour in the afternoon. My balance is not as good as in the past.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 23, 2010 (Started May 18, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I saw a huge increase in my energy level. I became more active and I noticed that I did not lay down and rest as often. I don't believe that I have any side effects. It is a little difficult since you need to take it before you eat, like 1/2 hour. It is very helpful.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

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Jun 1, 2015 (Started Aug 18, 2009)

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

Sep 18, 2011 (Started Aug 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily

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

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Jun 1, 2015 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily

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Napiejoe
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Napiejoe
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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May 26, 2015 (Started Jan 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Dyskinesia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 19, 2013 (Started Jan 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Dyskinesia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I use a talking alarm watch to help me take my medication on time.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 24, 2009 (Started Jan 20, 2009)

  • 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 Daily
Advice & Tips: Take your pills on time
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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rmabey
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rmabey
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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Mar 29, 2015 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3.5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My Neurologists at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne Australia tuned my DBS neuro-stimulator so that I no longer take Entacapone and I reduced the amount of Levadopa and Carbidopa That I am taking.I am taking Mirtazone and Sifrol.

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

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Mar 24, 2015 (Started Jan 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Toe curling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: effectiveness was less than one hour, eating food would reduce effectiveness.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Sep 27, 2013 (Started Jan 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Toe curling)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Taken at same time as Sinemet CR. Toe curling appears when med starts to work and when it wears off.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Apr 2, 2013 (Started Jan 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My neuro doubled my Mirapex dosage which allowed me to elimminate "regular" Sinemet. I now take only Sinemet CR every 6 hours along with other meds.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jan 9, 2011 (Started Jan 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: New Doc prescribes 1.5 tablets 4Xeach day.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Feb 10, 2009 (Started Jan 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Tulabee
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Tulabee
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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Feb 1, 2015 (Started Jul 27, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Dyskinesia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: On the average, it is best to take 0.75 tablet every 4.00 to 4.25 hrs. If I am doing something physical like a long walk or if I have to keep moving my whole body for 2-3 hours, then 1.00 tablet. Do not do this if sitting at a desk-dyskinesia.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dyskinesia

Nov 8, 2014 (Started Jul 27, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Dyskinesia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: It's the fall/winter season, and I made a med change. IT coincides with the daylight getting shorter. About mid-to late Sept I increase the Cymbalta(depression) from 60mg to 120mg. This seems to affect how the L-dopa is metabolized. For a few weeks I was taking 1 whole tablet (100/25), every 5-6 hrs. The 0.75 dose wasn't doing its work. I also start on modafinil for alertness. Due to Rx screw up I wasn't able to start in Oct, but had to start in Nov. I was maintaining, but now I feel better with the modafinil. Like someone turning up the TV brightness switch just a little bit. But now I think I am very sensitive to the amount of L-dopa. I will work it out.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dyskinesia

Apr 18, 2013 (Started Jul 27, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Dyskinesia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This survey doesn't account for the way i take L-dopa. I started out at 1 tablet every 6 hours. Now I am at 0.75 tablet every 4 hours. So this means i am taking a smaller dose at more frequent intervals as Parkinson's progresses. If I take more than needed, the dyskinesia starts. If I go too long without a dose (usually sitting at work or computer), forget to take it, hand tremor starts.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dyskinesia

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