133 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

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Aug 25, 2011 (Started Apr 10, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (none)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have changed to Sinemet because of additional need
Cost: $200+ monthly

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Jul 14, 2011 (Started Apr 25, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily

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Jul 7, 2011 (Started Jun 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea and vomiting, vomiting, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: While I could not tolerate a full dose of the Carbo/Levo 25-100 tablets due to extreme nausea and vomitting, I am able to tolerate the Carbo/Levo Oral Dissolving Tablets 25-100 quite well.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea, vomiting, nausea and vomiting

Sep 8, 2010 (Started Jun 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea and vomiting, vomiting, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was OK when I was taking 1/2 tab 3 times a day. When I began full dosage, I had severe nausea and vomiting. I was prescribed a nausea med that did not work, and then prescribed Domperidone. Could not stay ahead of the nausea, although it was not as severe and the vomiting stopped. After awhile, I just quit all together because I was tired of being sick to my stomach 24/7. My joint pain increased so I went back to my originally dosage and things have gotten better.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea, vomiting, nausea and vomiting

Jul 27, 2010 (Started Jun 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea and vomiting, vomiting, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: While I am told the benefits outweigh the side effects, I have not mastered the nausea and vomiting in order to make an informed decision.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea, vomiting, nausea and vomiting

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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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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

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 30, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tired upon waking, jerky movements)
  • 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

Dec 29, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tired upon waking, jerky movements)
  • 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

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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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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: 2 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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Feb 15, 2011 (Started Oct 11, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for slow movement (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 14, 2010 (Started Jan 21, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (jerky movements, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, headaches, vivid dreams, nausea, on/off effect, sleep problems

  • 0 helpful marks
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