129 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

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GoCats76
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GoCats76
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: none
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I have:
Parkinson's

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May 31, 2010 (Started Mar 12, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Sleep problems, Drowsiness, Jerky movements (dyskinesia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 12 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: At the end of the 2 hour cycle, i have to take the next dose otherwise within 20-40 minutes my whole body, twists, shakes and torques to the point of no control. This must be dyskinesia. This is the second stage of Parkinson's existence, lasts 30-60 minutes, is the most painful. It takes 1 hour minimum to get back "on".
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Sleep problems, Drowsiness

Sep 21, 2009 (Started Mar 12, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sleep problems, Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The Gold Standard for PD.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Sleep problems, Drowsiness

Nov 17, 2008 (Started Mar 12, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sleep problems)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Prolong taking this as long as possible. It wears off and you will have to deal with the on-off episodes
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Sleep problems, Drowsiness

Sep 14, 2008 (Started Mar 12, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It's the only real medication for PD.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Sleep problems, Drowsiness

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mountain lady
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mountain lady
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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May 27, 2010 (Started May 08, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Eliza
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Eliza
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I have:
Parkinson's

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May 20, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Sinemet is a life saver for me, however I am having to take more since I started dialysis. That is because it is dialysed out of the system the 4 hours on the machine.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Upset stomach

Oct 13, 2008 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For me, this med has been a life saver. I do have some dyskinesias but I had lowered my dose to 200 mg daily and I was a zombie, I haad no dyskinesias but that was not healthy. If you experimkent with this drug to determine the right dosage, take good notes
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Upset stomach

  • 0 helpful marks
glundy
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glundy
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
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Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: b
I have:
Parkinson's

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Apr 28, 2010 (Started Nov 17, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I stopped taking Sinemet when I started the clinical trial IPX066. Sinemet was a great medication!

  • 0 helpful marks
leprechan
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leprechan
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: b
I have:
Parkinson's

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Apr 24, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Drowsiness, Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've typed this many times. No more.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Drowsiness

  • 0 helpful marks
cpace635
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cpace635
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I have:
Parkinson's

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Apr 23, 2010 (Started Jun 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Timid)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Side effects: Timid

  • 0 helpful marks
apples
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apples
Sex: M
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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Apr 3, 2010 (Started Apr 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Flatulence)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 8 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: inprovement in tremors
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Flatulence

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jiencar
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jiencar
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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Mar 24, 2010 (Started Nov 26, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Jerky movements (dyskinesia))
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I stopped the Sinemt 25/100 because now I am taking the 25/250 dosage.
Side effects: Jerky movements (dyskinesia)

  • 0 helpful marks
wishpeace
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wishpeace
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I have:
Parkinson's

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Mar 16, 2010 (Started Jul 06, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Tremor in hands)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This drug, along with Mirapex, has controlled the tremor in my hands....get a bit of tremor rarely when really cold or on down times of meds. Dr. just changed me to extended release med due to some "twitching" i have been getting which he thinks may be related to too much of med. I was taking 2 (25/100) pills 4x daily. Now with extended release, which is 50/200, i will take 1 3x day. Will see if this helps.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 7, 2009 (Started Jul 06, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Tremor in hands)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: taking generic of sinemet and using insurance is much less costly. this med was increased about 6 mos. ago due to slight increase in tremor and start of tremor in other hand. This med along with Mirapex controls my tremors .... off times are early mornings when first arising.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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DNAtoUSA
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DNAtoUSA
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Off
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: b
I have:
Parkinson's

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Mar 16, 2010 (Started Feb 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 9 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily

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