42 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Entacapone-Levodopa

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Aug 10, 2011 (Started Aug 10, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-200 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: as of 08/10/11 I was taking Stalevo 125 3 x day and Stalevo 100 2 x day.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Mar 11, 2009 (Started Aug 10, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-200 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've been on 100mg TID more than 2 years now.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 27, 2008 (Started Aug 10, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-200 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Re: side effects, none I'm aware of.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Feb 22, 2012 (Started May 20, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (involuntary muscle movements)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-200 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I could not live without stalevo
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 3, 2011 (Started Sep 16, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    Mild (hyperactivity, restless feeling in legs)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-200 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stalevo is strong, yet one has to not overdo it. That's what I think I did. Taking Madopar HBS starts less strong so I expect less shaking legs, and stays longer in the blood, so I expect to have less trouble in the night.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 4, 2008 (Started Sep 16, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-200 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: take this on the right time, divide the moments that you take this meds to regular times, mine are 8am 1pm and 6pm (time frame 5 hrs).
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 17, 2012 (Started Jan 30, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 12.5 mg-200 mg-50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Same as earlier but knee is better but not like new.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Oct 23, 2010 (Started Jan 30, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 12.5 mg-200 mg-50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I started with Stalevo 100 tabs 3 times a day. When I found out all pill sizes cost the same, I went to 1/2 Stalevo 150 tab 3 times a day. Now I take 1/2 Stalevo 150 tab 2 or 3 times a day depending upon activity and stress. I take 1mg Azelect every morning. My shakes are reasonably well controlled with this routine but I have stiffness after I sit or drive for any time. I like to walk and hike but am now recovering from torn knee meniscus and "scope" knee surgery. I walk like an old man with weak legs 4 weeks after surgery. Recovery period is supposed to be 6 weeks but I expect 6months of leg strengthening exercise is needed to fully recover.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Dec 13, 2009 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (vertigo)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: vertigo

  • 1 helpful mark

Sep 14, 2016 (Started Mar 09, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: stopped taking drug. Possible diarrhea problems caused by this
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 13, 2016 (Started Mar 09, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: No changes
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 15, 2016 (Started Mar 09, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg-200 mg-150 mg Five times daily
Advice & Tips: Diarrhea
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 9, 2016 (Started Mar 09, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 x 37.5 mg-200 mg-150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I eat crackers with medicine.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 18, 2015 (Started Mar 09, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: I eat crackers before taking my medicine
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 16, 2015 (Started Mar 09, 2016)

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

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 31, 2008 (Started Feb 15, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fatigue, weight gain, urinary retention, jerky movements)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: monitor closely!!!!
Side effects: urinary retention, weight gain, fatigue, jerky movements

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 5, 2008 (Started Jul 10, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg-200 mg-150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: To watch for down time.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 11, 2007 (Started Sep 11, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea, wired, jerky movements)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: IT CAN BE SOMEWHAT "SPEEDY" LIKE A CAFFEINE OVERDOSE BUT WORTH THE MOBILITY
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: jerky movements, wired, nausea

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 17, 2008 (Started Jun 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, urinary retention)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 7 x 12.5 mg-200 mg-50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: take on schedule
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: urinary retention, weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks
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