116 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

YOPD Warrior Princess
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YOPD Warrior Princess
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I have:
Parkinson's

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Dec 30, 2009 (Started )

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Advice & Tips: When taken alone, one dose lasts about an hour or so. When taken with Comtan, "ON" period is extended up to 2 - 2.5 hours. Needs to be taken on empty stomach. Proteins, fats, or a full stomach (even a moderately full feeling) disrupts effectiveness. Rate if absorption is decreased with presence of food in stomach or "ON" period is prevented altogether. Usually takes 40-50 minutes for a dose to kick in. Can be speeded up by disolving tablet in water first or by taking with a cola beverage. Unexpected benefits are when I am "ON", others have a hard time keeping up with me.

  • 7 helpful marks
medicalmystery
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medicalmystery
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I have:
Parkinson's

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Nov 20, 2009 (Started Oct 08, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: another pill to add to my regimine. it did add more side effects, which I did not expect. The negative reaction did not do as expected ,
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Nausea, Headaches

  • 0 helpful marks
Kinney
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Kinney
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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Nov 15, 2009 (Started Jun 17, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia): Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1.5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am doing very well, in fact I am feeling nearly normal. My Doctor is extremely pleased with my progress. I have regained the ability to write,balance is better, more strength in my hands and arms, the only down side is a slight increase in tremor.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
subadmiral
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subadmiral
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Mood: Good
Cognition: Mild
Autonomic: Moderate
Head: moderate
Arms: severe
Legs: severe
Tremors: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MSA

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Nov 7, 2009 (Started Aug 22, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Nausea, Stomach upset, Diminished sense of taste, Vivid dreams

  • 0 helpful marks
jk1946
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jk1946
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I have:
Parkinson's

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Nov 4, 2009 (Started Jun 30, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Drowsiness

Aug 15, 2009 (Started Jun 30, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Drowsiness

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

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Aug 25, 2009 (Started Sep 30, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Advice & Tips: Try to close my eyes for at least 10 - 15 mins when I feel sleepy.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness, Sleep problems

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

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Jul 15, 2009 (Started )

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Vikings23
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Vikings23
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: b
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jun 1, 2009 (Started Jan 07, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg All the time (24/7)
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Nausea, Dyskinesia

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

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May 9, 2009 (Started Apr 10, 1992)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It helps to stay as active as you can .keep your mind on happyer times
Side effects: Nausea, Drowsiness, Dyskinesia, Depressed mood, Pain throughout body

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

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May 4, 2009 (Started Aug 12, 2001)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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