9 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa with a cost of $50-99

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Jan 3, 2017 (Started Feb 05, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for tremor in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (heartburn, nausea during and after eating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 25-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: when I first started this treatment the doctor prescribed Levadopa 25mg to balance out the nausea . It really seem to work well . I've since been taken off the additional Levadopa since my insurance will not cover it . If your insurance will cover it then I would advise asking about the Levadopa 25mg to go with the carbadopa/levadopa 100/25mg if you have nausea .
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Sep 16, 2015 (Started Jul 10, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (jerky movements)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Every Other Week
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Jul 10, 2014 (Started Jul 10, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: do not start this treatment early if you are diaognise for pd.================
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Feb 14, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Jan 30, 2013 (Started Nov 12, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After 5-1/2 years med-free, I finally started on levodopa. The symptoms of PD have either gone away (constipation, stooped posture, difficulty walking) or been greatly mitigated (tremor). Best of all, it has enabled me to take my fitness to a new and much higher level. Levodopa has given me my life back.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Jul 28, 2012 (Started Aug 21, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 50 mg-200 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: headaches, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

Aug 4, 2010 (Started Aug 21, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Well I'll be switched! I took this crap a couple of years ago with NO positive result. Needless to say I was not very open to the idea that we try it again. "You have not had it the way I prescribe it" I just did not see how that crap could work! I decided when I started going to DR Dewey I said I would give his treatments an honest try. DadGUM! He is on to something! Im on 24mg Requip XL + 6 mg Carba/Leva. He built me up to these very slowly, NO Really SLOWLY! Months to get to full dose. I dont sleep good at night. Want to stay up all night and watch movies with sex scenes. Other than that and being EXHAUSTED all the time, I am doing very well! Reduced but not gone is the shaking. Sometimes I go 30 minutes without shaking! I do NOT like being so heavily drugged!
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: headaches, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

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Jul 23, 2012 (Started Jul 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dizziness with nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The benefits are so great that I have no difficulty in remembering to take the meds. I am standing up straight now, walking with no difficulty, and doing things I haven't done in years.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Aug 25, 2009 (Started Sep 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleep problems, sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Try to close my eyes for at least 10 - 15 mins when I feel sleepy.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness, sleep problems

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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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Sep 1, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (jerky movements)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 12 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Advance slowly in increasing doses
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: jerky movements

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