124 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

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

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Jun 20, 2015 (Started May 18, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: In the last six months, I have gotten much weaker and have very little energy. I always try to lay down for one hour in the afternoon. My balance is not as good as in the past.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 23, 2010 (Started May 18, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: I saw a huge increase in my energy level. I became more active and I noticed that I did not lay down and rest as often. I don't believe that I have any side effects. It is a little difficult since you need to take it before you eat, like 1/2 hour. It is very helpful.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

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Jun 17, 2015 (Started May 04, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I currently use thes to fill in betwee the "ER" Sinemet I am taking.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Nausea sometimes

May 28, 2011 (Started May 04, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 4.5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Constipation is a thing of the past. Balance and walking are much improved and in general my condition is not noticeable. A little while before my next dose I experience an "off" period. The length of the "off" period is shorter now with my current dose and sometimes does not even happen.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Nausea sometimes

Apr 27, 2011 (Started May 04, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Nausea sometimes

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

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Jun 5, 2015 (Started Jun 30, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome): Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome): Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
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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EdSikov
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EdSikov
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jun 1, 2015 (Started Aug 18, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 18, 2011 (Started Aug 18, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily

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EdSikov
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EdSikov
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jun 1, 2015 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily

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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: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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May 31, 2015 (Started Aug 02, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1.5 x 25 mg-100 mg Four times daily

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stickyfingers
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stickyfingers
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: none
I am: vg
I have:
Parkinson's

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May 30, 2015 (Started Mar 23, 2015)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 capsule(s) Four times daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

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

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May 26, 2015 (Started Jan 20, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 19, 2013 (Started Jan 20, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I use a talking alarm watch to help me take my medication on time.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 24, 2009 (Started Jan 20, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take your pills on time
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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

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May 21, 2015 (Started Nov 01, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 6 x 10 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: iDK.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

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May 5, 2015 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 13, 2015 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 4, 2015 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 19, 2015 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take my carbidopa/levodopa up to the daily limit as Madopar: 1, Sinemet+1x4 spaced evenly, 1/2 SinemetCRx2 t teatime.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 10, 2015 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My dose has increased to 6 tablets daily which works well until around 21:00 when I get sleepy &/or other symptoms cut in. Most nights this doesn't matter.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 30, 2014 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Working with PD nurse & consultant over time dosage has changed to better manage symptoms. I now take 3x 25/100, 2x half Sinemet cr & 3x 12.5/50 to chew as a rescue remedy as needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 26, 2013 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 23, 2012 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Timing is important as wearing off can impact on a whole day's activities. I very gradually add a little more time between doses so that I can quickly revert to previous timing. I seem to have more frequent, pronounced & longer lasting tremor. I have also started 'feezing' during walkng as well as at the start & during turning. I am slowing right down, stiff & sore joints & consequent fatigue.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 22, 2012 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 10, 2011 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 22, 2011 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 4, 2011 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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