134 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

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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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 31, 2015 (Started Aug 31, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), jerky movements)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I stopped this formulation to try Rytary.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

Mar 2, 2012 (Started Aug 31, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), jerky movements)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

Aug 23, 2011 (Started Aug 31, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), jerky movements)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I first started this 11 months ago, I felt so light and free on my feet. Much easier to type. Much more effective than Mirapex which made me tired). Then, I started getting more rigid, so the Dr increased the dose from from 1 tab 3x a day to 1.5 tabs 3x a day. I developed dyskenisia immediatley. Very disappointed, but he said i was very sensitive to it and that is also good. So, I dropped back to 1 tab 3x a day with the addition of amantadine 100mg 2x a day. I may experiment with 1.25tabs dosage to try to get the max. Dr said increasing the amantadine may contribute to insomnia.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 1 helpful mark

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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.

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 19, 2014 (Started May 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 17, 2014 (Started May 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Timing is important, I is taking them every 8 hours and that is bad. Now I'm taking them about every six hours during the day and I don't get tired and have cramps in the evening. I still wake up OK. I use a pill box, 7x3 to help remember.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 19, 2014 (Started May 15, 2012)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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: 100 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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