133 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

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Apr 6, 2009 (Started Mar 08, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It is an expensive drug but it worked wonders for me! The reason I stopped taking it is because Dr put me on Requip to help control tremors and it is for RLS too.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Mar 10, 2009 (Started Mar 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (vivid dreams, upset stomach, sleep problems, on/off effect, diminished sense of taste, jerky movements)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1750 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The drug worked great for about 1yr. Then my on time started getting shorter and shorter. And the symtems started getting worse. My doctor suggested a proceedure a Thalimotamy on the left side of the brain, to control the right side tremors. I am right handed. The proceedure was successful in helping to control the tremors. But I still have to takes this med. My doctor told me that the meds and the prceedures are only tools to combat the symtems, and not a cure...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: jerky movements, sleep problems, upset stomach, diminished sense of taste, on/off effect, vivid dreams

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Feb 16, 2009 (Started Feb 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for intention tremor)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea, vivid dreams, drowsiness, on/off time is like a rollercoaster ride)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 18 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: on/off time is like a rollercoaster ride, nausea, drowsiness, vivid dreams

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Feb 8, 2009 (Started Jan 23, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve communication)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for slow movement (bradykinesia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Freely share with you doctor your struggles and discuss dosage.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Feb 2, 2009 (Started Jul 17, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 8 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 14, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

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Jan 12, 2009 (Started Aug 16, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 28, 2008 (Started Nov 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I find it to be most helpful by taking prescribed dosage on schedule.

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Nov 23, 2008 (Started Jul 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple system atrophy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 9 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 16, 2008 (Started Jul 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple system atrophy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 9 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Follow what the physician recommends and stick with it
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 29, 2008 (Started Oct 29, 2006)

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

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