120 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

excalibur212
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excalibur212
Sex: F
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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Jul 14, 2011 (Started Apr 25, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily

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

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Jul 7, 2011 (Started Jun 15, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: While I could not tolerate a full dose of the Carbo/Levo 25-100 tablets due to extreme nausea and vomitting, I am able to tolerate the Carbo/Levo Oral Dissolving Tablets 25-100 quite well.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Nausea, Vomiting, Nausea and vomiting

Sep 8, 2010 (Started Jun 15, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was OK when I was taking 1/2 tab 3 times a day. When I began full dosage, I had severe nausea and vomiting. I was prescribed a nausea med that did not work, and then prescribed Domperidone. Could not stay ahead of the nausea, although it was not as severe and the vomiting stopped. After awhile, I just quit all together because I was tired of being sick to my stomach 24/7. My joint pain increased so I went back to my originally dosage and things have gotten better.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Nausea, Vomiting, Nausea and vomiting

Jul 27, 2010 (Started Jun 15, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: While I am told the benefits outweigh the side effects, I have not mastered the nausea and vomiting in order to make an informed decision.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Nausea, Vomiting, Nausea and vomiting

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healthy12345
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healthy12345
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
On
Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jun 11, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it suck
Side effects: Nausea

Jun 10, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Side effects: Nausea

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

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May 28, 2011 (Started May 04, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 4.5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Constipation is a thing of the past. Balance and walking are much improved and in general my condition is not noticeable. A little while before my next dose I experience an "off" period. The length of the "off" period is shorter now with my current dose and sometimes does not even happen.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Nausea sometimes

Apr 27, 2011 (Started May 04, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Nausea sometimes

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magdalene
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magdalene
Sex: F
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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May 5, 2011 (Started Aug 22, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Carbo/levo consistently seems to be the most effective med I take. I can tell when it is time for me to take another one. Since sometimes my throat tightens up and my body just refuses to take another pill, I say a little prayer, relax my throat muscle and eventually it goes down. Keeps my ability to walk with confidence at a steady level.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Nominal Aphasia, Sleep problems, On/off time is like a rollercoaster ride, Diminished sense of taste, Drowsiness

Mar 19, 2009 (Started Aug 22, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Works with Mirapex to give maximum benefit to both meds.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Nominal Aphasia, Sleep problems, On/off time is like a rollercoaster ride, Diminished sense of taste, Drowsiness

Mar 15, 2009 (Started Aug 22, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Thank God there are meds to help you through this illness.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Nominal Aphasia, Sleep problems, On/off time is like a rollercoaster ride, Diminished sense of taste, Drowsiness

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

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Apr 8, 2011 (Started Jul 07, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Advice & Tips: I was unable to take a full dose of the regular carb/levo 25/100 tablets, so this was a great alternative. I was expecting it to fizz on my tongue and disappear, but instead it just sits there and you have to swallow as it slowly dissolves.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Author
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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: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
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: 1 star
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Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: none
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: 2 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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