What is Sinemet ER 50/200?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Carbidopa-Levodopa

Sinemet® is a brand name for the combination of the drugs levodopa and carbidopa. The combination is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease or Parkinson-like symptoms

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Parkinson's disease 27 24
Stiffness/spasticity 3 3
Cramps in legs 1 0
Insomnia 1 0
Progressive supranuclear palsy 1 0
Restless feeling in legs 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 5
Mild 4
None 18

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Sinemet ER 50/200

Side effect Patients
Nausea 2
Agitation with restlessness 1
Hallucinations 1
Headaches 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Sinemet ER 50/200

Dosage Patients
1 mg daily 1
2 capsule(s) daily 1
50-200 mg three times daily 1
2 x 25-100 mg four times daily 1
2 x 50 mg-200 mg daily 1
300 mg five times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Sinemet ER 50/200

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 5
Did not seem to work 4
Other 2
Personal research 2
Side effects too severe 2
See all 11 patients who've stopped taking Sinemet ER 50/200

Duration

Currently taking Sinemet ER 50/200

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Sinemet ER 50/200

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 19
Usually 6
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 8
Not at all hard to take 17
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 9
Not specified 15

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Sinemet ER 50/200 after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Amantadine (Symmetrel) 1
Carbidopa-Levodopa (Sinemet) 1

Patients stopped taking Sinemet ER 50/200 and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Carbidopa Levodopa ER (Rytary XR) 2
Deep Brain Stimulation (Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation) 1
Rasagiline (Azilect) 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Sinemet ER 50/200

Sep 19, 2016 (Started Aug 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 50-200 mg Daily

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