131 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

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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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 28, 2012 (Started Aug 21, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Headaches, 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: Headaches, Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

Aug 4, 2010 (Started Aug 21, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Headaches, 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: Headaches, Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

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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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 15, 2012 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for restless legs syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 26, 2012 (Started Jul 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: 1. Use trial and error to find best frequency for you. 2. Do not withhold medication-there is no benefit to doing this and you could end up speeding the progression of the disease. 3. Clearly the most effective PD medication for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 14, 2012 (Started Sep 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 11, 2012 (Started Nov 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Separate, by one hour, protein intake from treatment. Doing this separation, I'm told, assures the strongest possible impact of the treatment. My experience supports this.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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