134 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

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Dec 30, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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

Nov 20, 2009 (Started Oct 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (headaches, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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

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 10 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, 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, nausea

  • 0 helpful marks

May 9, 2009 (Started Apr 10, 1992)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (jerky movements, 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, 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
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