What is Apo-Levocarb?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Carbidopa-Levodopa

Apo-Levocarb® is a Canadian brand name for the combination of carbidopa and levodopa. It is used for the treatment of Parkinson's disease and syndrome.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Parkinson's disease 16 10
Dystonia 1 0
Multiple system atrophy 1 0
Restless legs syndrome 1 1
Slow movement (bradykinesia) 1 0
Stiffness/spasticity 1 1

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 2
Mild 2
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Apo-Levocarb

Side effect Patients
Jerky movements 2
Nausea 2
Balance problems 1
Dystonia 1
Heat intolerance 1
Internal vibration 1

Show all 9 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Apo-Levocarb

Dosage Patients
2 x 25 mg-100 mg five times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Apo-Levocarb

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 2
Side effects too severe 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Apo-Levocarb

Duration

Currently taking Apo-Levocarb

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Apo-Levocarb

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 5
Not specified 3
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Apo-Levocarb.