25 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Entacapone-Levodopa with a burden rating of Not at all hard to take

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Mar 26, 2018 (Started Jan 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50-200-200 mg Three times daily
Advice & Tips: I take the kind that dissolves in your mouth, because of my emphysema. I take it three times a day at 8am 3pm and 10pm. That works well for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 8, 2016 (Started Jan 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50-200-200 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 19, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5-200-50 mg Three times daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 13, 2017 (Started May 19, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50-200-200 mg Five times daily
Advice & Tips: I have advanced pd. We were hoping it might help me a little bit more than Rytary. It didn't.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 14, 2015 (Started Mar 05, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stalevo did a great job for me for a very long time. After all these years it just wasn't working well.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jun 29, 2014 (Started Mar 05, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: NOT WORKING SO WELL AFTER ALL THESE YEARS.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jul 14, 2012 (Started Mar 05, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Sep 4, 2010 (Started Mar 05, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Dec 13, 2009 (Started Mar 05, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-200 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Since the addition of Azilect 1mg, I have been able to lower my Stalevo dosing again. I now take Stalevo 100mg every 4 hours instead of every 3 1/2. Stalevo & Azilect have been a dream come true for me. My mobility has increased, and my dosage has gone down. What more could anyone ask for?!!!!
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 1, 2009 (Started Mar 05, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take Stalevo 100mg every 3 1/2 hours throughout the day which adds up to normally 500-600mg a day. I was taking Stalevo 150mg 4 times a day, but after getting some "wearing off" effects, my doctor added Azilect 1mg in the am and dropped my Stalevo down to 100mg every 3 1/2 hours. Now, I can normally go 3 1/2 hours without feeling the "wearing off" effect. Sometimes, I can push it to 4 hours, but under doctor's orders, I take it every 3 1/2 hours to keep the stability of being "on".
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Aug 23, 2009 (Started Mar 05, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stalevo was the first drug that I could tolerate in my first two years after my PD diagnosis. My neurologist and gastroenterologist worked together to find out why, trying Mirapex twice and Requip twice, that I would get severe abdominal pain, vomiting, dry heaves & migraines after titrating up to the six week point; then wound up in the hospital twice. I spent the first two years like this to the point that I lost 35 pounds in a year taking me down to 105 lbs. and could barely get out of bed. My doctor was waiting for the release of Stalevo, thinking it would be the only drug that I could tolerate at this point. I started taking 50mg and titrated to 150mg four times a day. It gave me my life back again. I finally started to feel better.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 5 helpful marks

Jan 22, 2015 (Started Nov 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (jerky movements, excessive sweating)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg-200 mg-100 mg Five times daily
Side effects: jerky movements, excessive sweating

Jan 15, 2014 (Started Nov 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (jerky movements, excessive sweating)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 12.5 mg-200 mg-50 mg Daily
Side effects: jerky movements, excessive sweating

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 29, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 12.5 mg-200 mg-50 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 15, 2012 (Started Jul 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for walking problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 x 18.75 mg-200 mg-75 mg Daily

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Jul 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for walking problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 x 18.75 mg-200 mg-75 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 22, 2012 (Started Nov 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 50 mg-200 mg-200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The peaks and valleys of this drug had started at about a 4 hourly cycle, but it had diminished to under 3 hours. Due to this I found Sinimet CR a longer cycle of sbout 4 hours which allowed me to take less medicine
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 21, 2012 (Started Sep 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 7 x 18.75 mg-200 mg-75 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 21, 2011 (Started Sep 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (cramps in legs, wearing off increased tremors, nausea, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 37.5 mg-200 mg-150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I think taking Stavelo in conjunction with Azilect is working very well for me. I'm just not sure whether the other symptoms I have are due to the progression of PD or if they are side effects.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: cramps in legs, nausea, wearing off increased tremors, fatigue

Aug 21, 2009 (Started Sep 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    Mild (cramps in legs, wearing off increased tremors, nausea, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I think it is very effective. If you forget to take them, the tremors start quicker and the foot cramps can be quite severe at times. NOTE: Regarding the cost below: I live in Canada and as such our system covers approx 75% of all medications.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: cramps in legs, nausea, wearing off increased tremors, fatigue

Mar 9, 2009 (Started Sep 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    Mild (cramps in legs, wearing off increased tremors, nausea, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I am not quite sure, but I think numbness in the feet and ankles hasw been affected. To be re-evluated this week. (PS. For mthose in the US, our govt pays a good portion if we do not have Ins. Normalyy it would be appx.$550.00)
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: cramps in legs, nausea, wearing off increased tremors, fatigue

Oct 2, 2008 (Started Sep 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (cramps in legs, wearing off increased tremors, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: It works very well, with exception to the numbness.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: cramps in legs, nausea, wearing off increased tremors, fatigue

  • 1 helpful mark
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