What is Stalevo 50?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Carbidopa-Entacapone-Levodopa

See also: Stalevo

Stalevo® 50 is a brand name product that combines levodopa 50 mg, carbidopa 12.5 mg, and entacapone 200 mg. It is used in the treatment of idiopathic Parkinson's disease.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 5
Mild 3
None 12

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Stalevo 50

Side effect Patients
Jerky movements 3
Chronic diarrhea 1
Hyperkinsesia 1
Orange colored urine 1
Unusual taste 1
Vomiting 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Stalevo 50

Dosage Patients
2 x 12.5 mg-200 mg-50 mg daily 1
3 x 12.5-200-50 mg three times daily 1
3 x 12.5 mg-200 mg-50 mg daily 1
7 x 12.5 mg-200 mg-50 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Stalevo 50

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 6
Side effects too severe 5
Other 4
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Expense 1
See all 16 patients who've stopped taking Stalevo 50

Duration

Currently taking Stalevo 50

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

Stopped taking Stalevo 50

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 14
Usually 6
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 16
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 1
$50-99 4
$25-49 1
< $25 10
Not specified 6

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Stalevo 50 and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Carbidopa-Levodopa (Sinemet) 1
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3 patient evaluations for Stalevo 50

Jan 1, 2013 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (orange colored urine)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 12.5 mg-200 mg-50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: stalevo is a good drug that is effective for many but like many other drugs has side effects
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 21, 2010 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 12.5 mg-200 mg-50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 31, 2009 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 18, 2009 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 17, 2009 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 6, 2012 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (jerky movements)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 8 x 12.5 mg-200 mg-50 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Oct 24, 2011 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for jerky movements)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (jerky movements)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 8 x 12.5 mg-200 mg-50 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 22, 2009 (Started Aug 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: I absolutely cannot take more than half the prescribed lowest dosage due to projectile vomiting. I was given this in replacement of Carabadopa Levidopa combo which is a medication that should be removed from the market. The side effects of the caridopa-levidopa were worse than I could have ever imagined.. My on of time went for 6 hours down to less than half an hour with a week. I was constantly falling whille walking.

  • 1 helpful mark
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