129 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

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

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Jun 19, 2014 (Started May 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Jerky movements (dyskinesia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily

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

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May 11, 2014 (Started Jun 12, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: As of today, I am still taking six sinemet daily, two pills at a time. Even when I am off, I can write and type almost as well as ever. And even when off, I have no tremor (unless I try to walk, then my right hand shakes.) And when I am on, my walking is generally normal. (I sometimes have problems with freezing when on.) My balance is also much better when I'm on. When off, I have difficulty standing on one leg, but I can do so for a minute or more when on.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Drowsiness

Sep 19, 2010 (Started Jun 12, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: At my most recent neurologist visit, she told me I had dyskinesias. My wife has also noticed them. I'm not sure how long I"ve had them, probably a few months. At my previous visit, three months ago (when I saw the Nurse Practitioner, not the neurologist), the Nurse did not mention them. They are quite mild - at least mild enough that I don't notice. My neurologist has suggested I take more Amantadine to see if this reduces them.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Drowsiness

Mar 29, 2009 (Started Jun 12, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The first neurologist I saw, in March 2006, had me try a couple of sinemet per day. They had absolutely no effect. The second neurologist I saw, in April 2007, had me take a half tablet per day for the first week, one tablet daily the second, one and a half daily the third, and so on until I was taking four daily after eight weeks. It had no effect until the fifth week, when I started taking two and a half tablets daily. At that time, it improved my eating, dressing, and showering, but did not improve my writing or typing or walking. Later in 2007 I went to five sinemet daily, with little change. During the summer of 2008 I went to six, and my writing and typing essentially became normal. Even when off I’m able to write and type almost as well as ever. And I have no tremor. My walking improved dramatically as well – I could walk a mile or more first thing in the morning after taking my medication. But I would be off a substantial part of the day. I was taking one pill at 5 AM, 9 AM, noon, 3 PM, 6 PM, and 9 PM. In the fall of 2008 I went to taking two pills at 5 AM, 8 AM, and 1 PM. This improved my walking considerably.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Drowsiness

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princess adventurous
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princess adventurous
Sex: F
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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Feb 14, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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cwright7
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cwright7
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Mood: Very bad
Cognition: Severe
Autonomic: Severe
Head: moderate
Arms: severe
Legs: severe
Tremors: severe
I am: b
I have:
MSA

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Jan 15, 2014 (Started Apr 20, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for MSA (Multiple System Atrophy))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 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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Oct 22, 2013 (Started Nov 15, 2005)

  • 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: $25-49 monthly

Jan 18, 2013 (Started Nov 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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fleur
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fleur
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
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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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 (Jerky movements (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: 2 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

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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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