2 patient evaluations for Trihexyphenidyl taken for the purpose of 'Parkinson's Disease' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

outdoorsguy
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outdoorsguy
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jan 9, 2016 (Started Dec 20, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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daddytom
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daddytom
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Mar 25, 2011 (Started Oct 12, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    Severe (Loss of short term memory, Cognitive confusion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I stopped Artane March 2011...the short term memory was causing some major problems in my life
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Cognitive confusion, Loss of short term memory

Jan 3, 2011 (Started Oct 12, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Loss of short term memory, Cognitive confusion)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Artane definitely helps with my tremors but it also cause some short term memory problems
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Cognitive confusion, Loss of short term memory

Apr 2, 2010 (Started Oct 12, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Loss of short term memory, Cognitive confusion)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was off Artane for several months, by my request. I started again because my tremors started getting bad again. I did not see any improvement in my memory loss while I was off of the artane
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Cognitive confusion, Loss of short term memory

Nov 20, 2009 (Started Oct 12, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    Severe (Cognitive confusion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Started taking Artane when diagnosed. It helped my tremors, but had a devastating effect on my short term memory. My neuro and I felt like it was time to start weaning me off of Artane on Oct 29,2009. I took my last dose morning of Nov 20, 2009. Went from 5mgs 4xdaily to 2.5 mgs 1xday over 3 weeks. Have not seen any real improvement over short term memory loss but over all feel better physically. My tremors have not increased significantly enough to warrant going back to Artane.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Cognitive confusion, Loss of short term memory

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