131 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

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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

  • 0 helpful marks

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)

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 15, 2011 (Started Oct 11, 2010)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 21, 2010 (Started Jun 07, 2006)

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

May 1, 2010 (Started Jun 07, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Jerky movements (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: Jerky movements (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: Jerky movements (dyskinesia)

Jan 17, 2009 (Started Jun 07, 2006)

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

Aug 19, 2008 (Started Jun 07, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Jerky movements (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: Jerky movements (dyskinesia)

  • 1 helpful mark

Dec 14, 2010 (Started Jan 21, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Jerky movements (dyskinesia), On/off effect, Sleep problems, 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: Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Headaches, Vivid dreams, Nausea, On/off effect, Sleep problems

Apr 21, 2010 (Started Jan 21, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Jerky movements (dyskinesia), On/off effect, Sleep problems, 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: Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Headaches, Vivid dreams, Nausea, On/off effect, Sleep problems

Jan 4, 2010 (Started Jan 21, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Jerky movements (dyskinesia), On/off effect, Sleep problems, 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: Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Headaches, Vivid dreams, Nausea, On/off effect, Sleep problems

Nov 19, 2009 (Started Jan 21, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Jerky movements (dyskinesia), On/off effect, Sleep problems, 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: Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Headaches, Vivid dreams, Nausea, On/off effect, Sleep problems

Jan 9, 2009 (Started Jan 21, 2000)

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

Nov 22, 2008 (Started Jan 21, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Jerky movements (dyskinesia), On/off effect, Sleep problems, 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: Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Headaches, Vivid dreams, Nausea, On/off effect, Sleep problems

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 1, 2010 (Started Jun 19, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Jerky movements (dyskinesia))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: With the support of my neurologist, I stopped taking Sinemet 25/100 because I didn't seem to need it. It had been prescribed as PRN, but I was not having a need for it. I keep one or two with me, just in case, but have not taken it in several months.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Jerky movements (dyskinesia)

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 13, 2010 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Slowness (bradykinesia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Have used some form of LDOPA since day one in 2000. Have used it in the following forms: 1. SINEMET 25/100 up too 8x daily 2. SINEMET CR 50/20 up to 6X daily 3. Generic LDOPA 25/100 *DR Jill changed this order to brand name only 4. Generic LDOPA CR 50/200 *DR Jill changed this order to brand name only 5. Neupro (Patch) I did very well on the patch and then they pulled it off the market. 6. PARCOPA 25/100
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 1, 2010 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Slowness (bradykinesia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 13, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Slowness (bradykinesia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinsonism)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 19, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Slowness (bradykinesia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinsonism)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Works qucik, about 20 minutes but lasts just an hour to asn hour and a half. I get 2 1/1 to 3 hours on the generic LDOPA 25/100. I get maximum benefit when i double up in the morning with PARCOPA and my LDOPA 25/100 CR. Would like to increase my dose back to 50/200.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 1, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Slowness (bradykinesia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinsonism)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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