What is Parcopa?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Carbidopa-Levodopa

Parcopa™ is a brand name for the combination of levodopa and carbidopa in an orally disintegrating tablet formulation which are used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease or Parkinson-like symptoms.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 3
Mild 0
None 9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Parcopa

Side effect Patients
Sleepiness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Parcopa

Dosage Patients
25 mg-100 mg daily 2
25-100mg as needed 1
25mg-100mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Parcopa

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 3
Other 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 7 patients who've stopped taking Parcopa

Duration

Currently taking Parcopa

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Parcopa

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 5
$25-49 2
< $25 5
Not specified 0

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Parcopa and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Carbidopa Levodopa ER (Rytary XR) 1
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5 patient evaluations for Parcopa

Nov 13, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for slow movement (bradykinesia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for parkinsonism)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 19, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for slow movement (bradykinesia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for parkinsonism)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Works qucik, about 20 minutes but lasts just an hour to asn hour and a half. I get 2 1/1 to 3 hours on the generic LDOPA 25/100. I get maximum benefit when i double up in the morning with PARCOPA and my LDOPA 25/100 CR. Would like to increase my dose back to 50/200.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 1, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for slow movement (bradykinesia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for parkinsonism)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 1 helpful mark

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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