124 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I stopped the Sinemt 25/100 because now I am taking the 25/250 dosage.
Side effects: 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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Tremor in hands: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Tremor in hands: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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

  • 2 helpful marks
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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 9 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily

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

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Mar 16, 2010 (Started Dec 19, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Excellent.

Aug 30, 2009 (Started Dec 19, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
jw44
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jw44
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I have:
Parkinson's

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Mar 7, 2010 (Started Nov 07, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Balance problems: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 12 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: IF I DID NOT HAVE YHIS DRUG, I WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO WALK.

  • 0 helpful marks
LindaB
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LindaB
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: severe
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Feb 6, 2010 (Started Sep 28, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: face grimace

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

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Jan 29, 2010 (Started Feb 18, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
pdmom34
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pdmom34
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: vb
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jan 15, 2010 (Started Dec 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: At the time I had trouble sleeping and would wake up in the very early mornings. Even if I woke for just a moment I would take the medication so that when I woke for the day I could move and not be stiff.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Dyskinesia

  • 0 helpful marks
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
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