2 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa taken for the purpose of 'stiffness/spasticity' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Can’t tell

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Dec 1, 2010 (Started Jun 19, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (jerky movements)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: With the support of my neurologist, I stopped taking Sinemet 25/100 because I didn't seem to need it. It had been prescribed as PRN, but I was not having a need for it. I keep one or two with me, just in case, but have not taken it in several months.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: jerky movements

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 20, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (jerky movements, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Plan on adding back to treatment on advice of Dr. other wise will avoid because of dannger of dyskenesia
Side effects: jerky movements, nausea

Oct 14, 2008 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: jerky movements, nausea

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