132 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

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Nov 15, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for swallowing difficulty (dysphagia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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

Nov 7, 2009 (Started Aug 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (diminished sense of taste, upset stomach, vivid dreams, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea, upset stomach, diminished sense of taste, vivid dreams

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 4, 2009 (Started Jun 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

Aug 15, 2009 (Started Jun 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 25, 2009 (Started Sep 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleep problems, sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
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

Jul 15, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 1, 2009 (Started Jan 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (jerky movements (dyskinesia), nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg All the time (24/7)
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: jerky movements (dyskinesia), nausea

  • 0 helpful marks

May 9, 2009 (Started Apr 10, 1992)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (jerky movements (dyskinesia), pain throughout body, drowsiness, nausea, depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It helps to stay as active as you can .keep your mind on happyer times
Side effects: jerky movements (dyskinesia), nausea, drowsiness, depressed mood, pain throughout body

  • 0 helpful marks

May 4, 2009 (Started Aug 12, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 20, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (jerky movements (dyskinesia), nausea)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Plan on adding back to treatment on advice of Dr. other wise will avoid because of dannger of dyskenesia
Side effects: jerky movements (dyskinesia), nausea

Oct 14, 2008 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: jerky movements (dyskinesia), nausea

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 6, 2009 (Started Mar 08, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It is an expensive drug but it worked wonders for me! The reason I stopped taking it is because Dr put me on Requip to help control tremors and it is for RLS too.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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