126 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

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reikihh
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reikihh
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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Apr 24, 2016 (Started Jun 30, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    Mild (Headaches, headache)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg-100 mg Three times daily
Advice & Tips: The carbidopa/levodopa works the best for me to lessen the symptoms of PD. Other Rx drugs I tried didn't work as well or they worked well for symptoms but caused syncope or near syncope and left me feeling drained. It took many months to find the right med & the right dose. I do realize that carb/levo may cause tardive dyskinesia before it's over. But right now it is the best I can do & I want to enjoy it while I can. I can do quite a bit still . I owe that to the carb/levo.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 26, 2015 (Started Jun 30, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    Mild (Headaches, headache)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg-100 mg Three times daily
Advice & Tips: My niece showed me how to set my iPhone clock to have a timer go off every day at 1pm to remind me to take my mid day dose of carb/levo & pramipexole. It works!!! It has worked. I have not missed a day since using the timer. I now am aware of "wearing off" of the meds. I never noticed it until a few months ago. At my last appt with Neurologist he increased my carb/levo to 1 1/2 TID. He said to increase gradually. I haven't increased just yet because I want to be firmly on the previous dose first which I am with this timer helping me. Soon I will try the new increase.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 5, 2015 (Started Jun 30, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    Mild (Headaches, headache)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg-100 mg Three times daily
Advice & Tips: Now I am taking a new dose-1 TID-gradually titrating up from 1/2 TID. I still miss my noon dose although not as often. It is difficult remembering. I do notice the increase in dose is helping me stand up straighter longer & within about an hour of taking my dose. It is a pain in the neck to take 3 x a day but it improves my symptoms.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 11, 2015 (Started Jun 30, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome))
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg-100 mg Three times daily
Advice & Tips: I no longer am seeing any improvement. Maybe I have just gotten used to it & no longer notice it. Maybe it is time to increase again.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 10, 2014 (Started Jun 30, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg-100 mg Three times daily
Advice & Tips: This formula (immediate release) was given so I can see if I can get more carb/levo into me for better symptom control, but the problem with this formula is that I have a hard time remembering the noon dose. I am having an easier time remembering it now that I am retired, but I still forget sometimes. So far I MAY have experienced improvement in symptoms: I occasionally get relief from my back pain. I think the pain is caused by the postural changes with PD & anything I do to correct posture relieves the pain. This 1/2 pill taken 3x a day gives me more levo than I was getting with the CR 50/200 1/2 daily. Just that small amt more seems to have helped me stand up better which relieves the pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Penni
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Penni
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: none
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Apr 24, 2016 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    Mild (Involuntary movement)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg-100 mg Three times daily
Advice & Tips: I look and feel better taking the meds.  My hand writing is much better.  I don't stare as much.  I move better.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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rch21
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rch21
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Mar 31, 2016 (Started Dec 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    Mild (Involuntary head movement)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Bullydawg3
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Bullydawg3
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I have:
Parkinson's

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Mar 23, 2016 (Started Jul 16, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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rachenitsa
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rachenitsa
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jan 13, 2016 (Started Nov 25, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Balance problems)
  • side effects
    Mild (Dyskinesia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 10, 2009 (Started Nov 25, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take as directed and call the doctor f there are any problems
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 14, 2008 (Started Nov 25, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: take at least 1/2 hr before having a meal with protein - or wait about an hour after a large protein meal ....If Im in need of an extra boost I take with a high sugar beverage - adding sugar to water works just as well
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 20, 2008 (Started Nov 25, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 19, 2008 (Started Nov 25, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 18, 2008 (Started Nov 25, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take it on time on a regular schedule that works best with yoour activity level in order to get maximum benefit
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Maribeth
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Maribeth
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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Jan 5, 2016 (Started Nov 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 10 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take it as long as you can
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 21, 2015 (Started Nov 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 10 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: iDK.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
garden35
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garden35
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: vg
I have:
Parkinson's

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Dec 22, 2015 (Started Aug 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 21, 2013 (Started Aug 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 6, 2012 (Started Aug 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 5, 2011 (Started Aug 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
soccerkid300
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soccerkid300
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Dec 15, 2015 (Started May 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
J.Marley
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J.Marley
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Dec 15, 2015 (Started Jun 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Tremor in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    Mild (Nausea and vomiting, Dyskinesia, Occasional nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This summer I had to lower my total intake of carbidopa / levodopa as I began to experience dyskinesia in the evenings.  If I keep my daily levodopa dose at or below 1200 mgs, I seldom experience any dyskinesia.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Nausea and vomiting, Occasional nausea and vomiting

Dec 17, 2012 (Started Jun 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Tremor in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I take the regular Sinemet pill as a 'back-up' to my extended release Sinemet when I go to the gym, paint or do something during which time I hope to lesson my tremors - it does seem to help.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Nausea and vomiting, Occasional nausea and vomiting

Jul 6, 2010 (Started Jun 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    Mild (Nausea and vomiting, Occasional nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Nausea and vomiting, Occasional nausea and vomiting

Jun 30, 2010 (Started Jun 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    Mild (Nausea and vomiting, Occasional nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Nausea and vomiting, Occasional nausea and vomiting

Jun 29, 2010 (Started Jun 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    Mild (Nausea and vomiting, Occasional nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Nausea and vomiting, Occasional nausea and vomiting

  • 0 helpful marks
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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Nov 4, 2015 (Started Aug 02, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Five times daily

May 31, 2015 (Started Aug 02, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 tablet(s) Four times daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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