116 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

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Author
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Mar 30, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Dyskinesia if more than 500/mg/day
Side effects: Tired upon waking, Jerky movements (dyskinesia)

Dec 29, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The drug works quite well but takes some time to adjust to a suitable dosage... I found out there is an absolute limit to how much I can take in a 23-hour period. If I take more than five tablets, severe side effects kick in. Also while on this drug I am tired most of the time.
Side effects: Tired upon waking, Jerky movements (dyskinesia)

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daddytom
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daddytom
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Mar 25, 2011 (Started Nov 19, 2001)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Do not stop taking your meds without Drs approval I felt like I was getting dyskenesia froim the med
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

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Mar 24, 2011 (Started Oct 19, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Taking sinemet helped temporarily because the zoloft was blocking the reuptake of dopamine. Since I stopped zoloft, trazodone, and buspar, I have not needed any sinement. My brain is restoring itself to a normal state.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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technogran
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technogran
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Mar 1, 2011 (Started Feb 15, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 25, 2010 (Started Feb 15, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: started Sinemet 2006-2007 taking 2 x25g per day, have since been increased to 3 x 25mg daily. my tremors have increased significantly over the past 2 months at times it feels as if I am not on any medication at all. I see my Neurologist in a weeks time for a review, will discuss this then. (the environment also plays a part in my tremors, the very cold weather we are having is also a cause of the tremors becoming worse)
Cost: < $25 monthly

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BobRolloff
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BobRolloff
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Feb 15, 2011 (Started Oct 11, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Slowness: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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browncat87
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browncat87
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: none
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Dec 21, 2010 (Started Jun 07, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dyskinesia

May 1, 2010 (Started Jun 07, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: suddenly became more dyskinetic and realized it was important to cut back on amount
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dyskinesia

Feb 18, 2009 (Started Jun 07, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dyskinesia

Jan 17, 2009 (Started Jun 07, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dyskinesia

Aug 19, 2008 (Started Jun 07, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: use exactly as directed to avoid side effects
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dyskinesia

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Marshview
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Marshview
Sex: M
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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Dec 16, 2010 (Started Aug 26, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I immediatly felt a positive difference when I started . I am still taking Carbidopa Levodopa , not just the Extended release.My neuro wanted to switch me to another medication (stalevo) which he called Sinemet "with a kick." I was not able to take the Stalevo as my insurance co-payment would have been $100.00. We switched to a combo of Carbidopa Levodopa and Comton.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Erectile dysfunction, Double vision (diplopia)

Aug 26, 2010 (Started Aug 26, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been on the carbidopa/levadopa (25/100) for over 1 year. When I first started I felt an immediate change for the better. About 4 months ago, I started to see more of the old PD symptoms come back. Mostly, I was having leg stiffness/spasms. Then I started having difficulty forming my words, etc. I went for my regular check-up. My peak (on )time had changed from morning to the afternoon. Therefore, I remain on 2 daily doses (am and at lunch ) of the regular carbidopa/levedopa 25/10. At 7pm I take the controlled release. this is to get me through the night and to have a better morning.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Erectile dysfunction, Double vision (diplopia)

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SCRABBLE37
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SCRABBLE37
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Dec 14, 2010 (Started Jan 21, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 5.5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Headaches, Vivid dreams, Dyskinesia, Nausea, on/off, Sleep problems

Apr 21, 2010 (Started Jan 21, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Headaches, Vivid dreams, Dyskinesia, Nausea, on/off, Sleep problems

Jan 4, 2010 (Started Jan 21, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Headaches, Vivid dreams, Dyskinesia, Nausea, on/off, Sleep problems

Nov 19, 2009 (Started Jan 21, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Headaches, Vivid dreams, Dyskinesia, Nausea, on/off, Sleep problems

Jan 9, 2009 (Started Jan 21, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Headaches, Vivid dreams, Dyskinesia, Nausea, on/off, Sleep problems

Nov 22, 2008 (Started Jan 21, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Headaches, Vivid dreams, Dyskinesia, Nausea, on/off, Sleep problems

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

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Dec 1, 2010 (Started Jun 19, 2001)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: With the support of my neurologist, I stopped taking Sinemet 25/100 because I didn't seem to need it. It had been prescribed as PRN, but I was not having a need for it. I keep one or two with me, just in case, but have not taken it in several months.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dyskinesia

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TomBerdine
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TomBerdine
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
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Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: vg
I have:
Parkinson's

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Nov 13, 2010 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Slowness: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Have used some form of LDOPA since day one in 2000. Have used it in the following forms: 1. SINEMET 25/100 up too 8x daily 2. SINEMET CR 50/20 up to 6X daily 3. Generic LDOPA 25/100 *DR Jill changed this order to brand name only 4. Generic LDOPA CR 50/200 *DR Jill changed this order to brand name only 5. Neupro (Patch) I did very well on the patch and then they pulled it off the market. 6. PARCOPA 25/100
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 1, 2010 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Slowness: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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