132 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

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Aug 1, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I took this med. since I was diagnosed with PD (around 2003). Then my doc. (neurologists & MDSs) told me that I have PSP that is more difficult to treat than PD. Gradually, I reduced the dosage from 9 tablets / day to none in August 2010. Furthermore, I have stomachache which prompts me to get rid of this med. altoghether with mirapex. Right now I don't take any med for PD at all. I still feel ok. and don't know how to deal with my illness.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 29, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is the basic treatment for PD. Personally, I didn't find any benefits with this med. because my diagnosis is PSP. My neurologist recommended me to take 4 tabs/day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 1, 2010 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness (at first only))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: worked very well in the begining control the tremers

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 21, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for get going quicker in am.)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 9, 2001 (Started Mar 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for get going quicker in am.)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: This is a pure form of sinament. We tried to cut it to 3/4 a pill becaue of some writhing (my toes on the left foot curl and release all the time). I felt lousy on it. So after two weeks we increased it to the original 1 pill.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 17, 2010 (Started May 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (falling down when walking)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: side effects became worse than the benefits, with dr concent i stopped taking carbidopa levodopa.
Side effects: falling down when walking

May 17, 2009 (Started May 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (falling down when walking)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 50 mg-200 mg Daily
Side effects: falling down when walking

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

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

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

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

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
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