123 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

healthy12345
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healthy12345
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
On
Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jun 11, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    Severe (Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it suck
Side effects: Nausea

Jun 10, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Side effects: Nausea

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magdalene
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magdalene
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
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Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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May 5, 2011 (Started Aug 22, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Nominal Aphasia, Diminished sense of taste, Sleep problems, On/off time is like a rollercoaster ride, Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Carbo/levo consistently seems to be the most effective med I take. I can tell when it is time for me to take another one. Since sometimes my throat tightens up and my body just refuses to take another pill, I say a little prayer, relax my throat muscle and eventually it goes down. Keeps my ability to walk with confidence at a steady level.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Nominal Aphasia, Sleep problems, On/off time is like a rollercoaster ride, Diminished sense of taste, Drowsiness

Mar 19, 2009 (Started Aug 22, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Nominal Aphasia, Diminished sense of taste, Sleep problems, On/off time is like a rollercoaster ride, Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Works with Mirapex to give maximum benefit to both meds.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Nominal Aphasia, Sleep problems, On/off time is like a rollercoaster ride, Diminished sense of taste, Drowsiness

Mar 15, 2009 (Started Aug 22, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Diminished sense of taste, Sleep problems, On/off time is like a rollercoaster ride, Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Thank God there are meds to help you through this illness.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Nominal Aphasia, Sleep problems, On/off time is like a rollercoaster ride, Diminished sense of taste, Drowsiness

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BAWAlex
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BAWAlex
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Apr 8, 2011 (Started Jul 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: I was unable to take a full dose of the regular carb/levo 25/100 tablets, so this was a great alternative. I was expecting it to fizz on my tongue and disappear, but instead it just sits there and you have to swallow as it slowly dissolves.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Author
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Author
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Mar 30, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Tired upon waking, Jerky movements (dyskinesia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Dyskinesia if more than 500/mg/day
Side effects: Tired upon waking, Jerky movements (dyskinesia)

Dec 29, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Tired upon waking, Jerky movements (dyskinesia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The drug works quite well but takes some time to adjust to a suitable dosage... I found out there is an absolute limit to how much I can take in a 23-hour period. If I take more than five tablets, severe side effects kick in. Also while on this drug I am tired most of the time.
Side effects: Tired upon waking, Jerky movements (dyskinesia)

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daddytom
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daddytom
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Mar 25, 2011 (Started Nov 19, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Do not stop taking your meds without Drs approval I felt like I was getting dyskenesia froim the med
Cost: < $25 monthly

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wildforest
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wildforest
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
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Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: none
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Mar 24, 2011 (Started Oct 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Improve mobility)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Taking sinemet helped temporarily because the zoloft was blocking the reuptake of dopamine. Since I stopped zoloft, trazodone, and buspar, I have not needed any sinement. My brain is restoring itself to a normal state.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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technogran
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technogran
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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Mar 1, 2011 (Started Feb 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 25, 2010 (Started Feb 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: started Sinemet 2006-2007 taking 2 x25g per day, have since been increased to 3 x 25mg daily. my tremors have increased significantly over the past 2 months at times it feels as if I am not on any medication at all. I see my Neurologist in a weeks time for a review, will discuss this then. (the environment also plays a part in my tremors, the very cold weather we are having is also a cause of the tremors becoming worse)
Cost: < $25 monthly

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BobRolloff
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BobRolloff
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: b
I have:
Parkinson's

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Feb 15, 2011 (Started Oct 11, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Slowness)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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browncat87
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browncat87
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Dec 21, 2010 (Started Jun 07, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Dyskinesia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dyskinesia

May 1, 2010 (Started Jun 07, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Dyskinesia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: suddenly became more dyskinetic and realized it was important to cut back on amount
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dyskinesia

Feb 18, 2009 (Started Jun 07, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dyskinesia

Jan 17, 2009 (Started Jun 07, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Dyskinesia)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dyskinesia

Aug 19, 2008 (Started Jun 07, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Dyskinesia)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: use exactly as directed to avoid side effects
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dyskinesia

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SCRABBLE37
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SCRABBLE37
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Off
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Dec 14, 2010 (Started Jan 21, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (On/off effect, Sleep problems, Dyskinesia, Vivid dreams, Nausea, Headaches)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 5.5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Headaches, Vivid dreams, Dyskinesia, Nausea, On/off effect, Sleep problems

Apr 21, 2010 (Started Jan 21, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (On/off effect, Sleep problems, Dyskinesia, Vivid dreams, Nausea, Headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Headaches, Vivid dreams, Dyskinesia, Nausea, On/off effect, Sleep problems

Jan 4, 2010 (Started Jan 21, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (On/off effect, Sleep problems, Dyskinesia, Vivid dreams, Nausea, Headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Headaches, Vivid dreams, Dyskinesia, Nausea, On/off effect, Sleep problems

Nov 19, 2009 (Started Jan 21, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (On/off effect, Sleep problems, Dyskinesia, Vivid dreams, Nausea, Headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Headaches, Vivid dreams, Dyskinesia, Nausea, On/off effect, Sleep problems

Jan 9, 2009 (Started Jan 21, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (On/off effect, Sleep problems, Dyskinesia, Vivid dreams, Nausea, Headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Headaches, Vivid dreams, Dyskinesia, Nausea, On/off effect, Sleep problems

Nov 22, 2008 (Started Jan 21, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (On/off effect, Sleep problems, Dyskinesia, Vivid dreams, Nausea, Headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Headaches, Vivid dreams, Dyskinesia, Nausea, On/off effect, Sleep problems

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