132 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

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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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

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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 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 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)

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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
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