6 patient evaluations for Levodopa-Benserazide

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Apr 15, 2015 (Started Apr 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had DBS surgery in February 2014. Professor David Williams effectively programmed my Neural Stimulator in April 2015. I now take 350 mg of Carbidopa/Levadopa per day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 26, 2012 (Started Jan 25, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 375 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Need to know risks on levodopa long term use.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 25, 2011 (Started Jan 25, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: PD is a progressive illness. Really it is.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Jun 6, 2010 (Started Sep 27, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Nov 9, 2009 (Started Sep 27, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 625 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 14, 2008 (Started Sep 27, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: results have varied a lot; the dose has been upped several times over 3 years
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jan 1, 2010 (Started Aug 06, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Tiredness, Depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 525 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Integral to treatment regime. Monitor your progress and adjust your medication accordingly in conjunction with your neurologist. Report any concerns or side effects immediately. Easy-peasy treatment
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Tiredness, Depressed mood

Dec 31, 2009 (Started Aug 06, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Tiredness, Depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 525 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I used to take 3/4-tablet as I was getting dyskinesia with a full 100mg. I have added Amantadine now and the dyskinesia has stopped and I now take a full tablet
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Tiredness, Depressed mood

Aug 18, 2009 (Started Aug 06, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Tiredness, Depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 656.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take right dose, at right time, on time, every time
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Tiredness, Depressed mood

May 16, 2009 (Started Aug 06, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Know their individual help with this medication and keep it as low as possible BUT have a life
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Tiredness, Depressed mood

Apr 15, 2009 (Started Aug 06, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Jerky movements (dyskinesia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Utilise this treatment regime to give better QoL
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Tiredness, Depressed mood

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Sep 3, 2009 (Started May 05, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: De skal overholde de tider pillerne skal Tages på
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Jan 9, 2009 (Started Dec 12, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Sickness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: not enough
Side effects: Sickness

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