126 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

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fleur
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fleur
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Relapse: Mild
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Oct 15, 2013 (Started Jun 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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 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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Goodpenny
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Goodpenny
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: b
I have:
Parkinson's

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May 15, 2013 (Started Sep 25, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Dyskinesia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily

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Dawn Angel
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Dawn Angel
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jan 30, 2013 (Started Nov 12, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After 5-1/2 years med-free, I finally started on levodopa. The symptoms of PD have either gone away (constipation, stooped posture, difficulty walking) or been greatly mitigated (tremor). Best of all, it has enabled me to take my fitness to a new and much higher level. Levodopa has given me my life back.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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parkinohio
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parkinohio
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jan 18, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
booksbykm
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booksbykm
Sex: F
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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Sep 29, 2012 (Started Mar 17, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Worked better than Stalevo
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Shakin
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Shakin
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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Jul 28, 2012 (Started Aug 21, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    Mild (Headache at the beginning, Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 50 mg-200 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Headache at the beginning, Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

Aug 4, 2010 (Started Aug 21, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    Mild (Headache at the beginning, Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Well I'll be switched! I took this crap a couple of years ago with NO positive result. Needless to say I was not very open to the idea that we try it again. "You have not had it the way I prescribe it" I just did not see how that crap could work! I decided when I started going to DR Dewey I said I would give his treatments an honest try. DadGUM! He is on to something! Im on 24mg Requip XL + 6 mg Carba/Leva. He built me up to these very slowly, NO Really SLOWLY! Months to get to full dose. I dont sleep good at night. Want to stay up all night and watch movies with sex scenes. Other than that and being EXHAUSTED all the time, I am doing very well! Reduced but not gone is the shaking. Sometimes I go 30 minutes without shaking! I do NOT like being so heavily drugged!
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Headache at the beginning, Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

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englishtutor
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englishtutor
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jul 23, 2012 (Started Jul 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Dizziness with nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The benefits are so great that I have no difficulty in remembering to take the meds. I am standing up straight now, walking with no difficulty, and doing things I haven't done in years.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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b4now
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b4now
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Jun 15, 2012 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome))
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily

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toby
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toby
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: none
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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May 15, 2012 (Started Nov 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    Mild (Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've tried it with food and without food; nothing much helps. It usually happens with the morning dose; often I end up going back to bed for a few hours, losing the morning entirely.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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