5 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Entacapone-Levodopa taken for the purpose of 'Parkinson's disease' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Can’t tell

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Sep 15, 2016 (Started Mar 05, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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: 5 x 50-200-200 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

Apr 13, 2015 (Started Mar 05, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 x 50-200-200 mg Daily
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: 100 mg Five times 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: 100 mg Five times 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: 100 mg Five times 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: 100 mg Five times 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: 100 mg Twice 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: 100 mg Twice 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

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

Oct 31, 2008 (Started Feb 15, 2003)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 29, 2008 (Started May 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (confusion, nausea, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: confusion, fatigue, nausea

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 5, 1992 (Started Oct 05, 1992)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg-200 mg-50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have no clue, I never tried it and do not know how it got in my profile.

  • 0 helpful marks
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