13 patient evaluations for Entacapone taken for the purpose of 'Parkinson's disease'

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Jan 15, 2017 (Started Mar 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Wearing off effect)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have not been on at 10 PM for some time (a year or two or more). But I no longer take comtan because I have had DBS.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Urine orange color

May 22, 2010 (Started Mar 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Wearing off effect)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Urine orange color)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Since going to three doses a day, I frequently have no off time, from about half an hour after I take the medication first thing in the AM, until 8 or 9 at night. Sometimes I"m still on at 10 PM when I go to bed.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Urine orange color

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Feb 24, 2016 (Started Feb 17, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 15, 2015 (Started Dec 14, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 24, 2015 (Started Sep 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Wearing off effect)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Loose bowel movements)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Oct 22, 2013 (Started Sep 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Wearing off effect)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Loose bowel movements)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Originally took 3 per day, then 4 per day. Loose stools and diarrhea when taking 3 or 4 per day. No side-effects at 2 per day.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Feb 15, 2015 (Started May 06, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Morning sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I found it easier to stop taking Entacopone.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 22, 2012 (Started Dec 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 31, 2011 (Started Jan 27, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Medicare stopped paying for Comtan when I hit the "gap". The cost would have been over $700.00/month to continue. I had rationed it for the first half of the year, taking 2 each day instead of 4. I will not go back on, even though it helped. It doesn't make sense to go on it if I cannot continue all year. on the plus side, going off Comtan, I lost 8 lbs in 3 weeks.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 16, 2011 (Started Jun 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Increased urination)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It's one of a cocktail of four. So not easy to isolate efficacy or side effects.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Increased urination

Feb 10, 2011 (Started Jun 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Increased urination)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Increased urination

Jun 6, 2010 (Started Jun 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Increased urination)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Increased urination

Nov 9, 2009 (Started Jun 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Increased urination

Sep 14, 2008 (Started Jun 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Almost immediate improvement against insomnia, but gradual backslide over 2 months. Follow up has been Sinemet CR
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Increased urination

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Mar 25, 2011 (Started Jan 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 1, 2010 (Started Jun 12, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Hard to swallow
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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