What is STAR?

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A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy and to Determine the Pharmacokinetics of Two Doses of AVP-923 (Dextromethorphan/Quinidine) in the Treatment of Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) in Patients With ALS and MS.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with STAR

Side effect Patients
Abdominal cramps 1
Chronic diarrhea 1

Why patients stopped taking STAR

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using STAR


Stopped using STAR

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
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1 patient evaluation for STAR

Jul 14, 2009 (Started Jan 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (abdominal cramps, chronic diarrhea)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 other Daily
Advice & Tips: This drug combination worked wonderfully for me, and the results were instantaneous, no waiting for weeks for the drug to kick in. Following completion of the study I looked into having the drug compounded at a speciality pharmacy, but when I found out that it would cost approx $80/mo I decided to just stop it and deal with the symptoms....that lasted one week! I am now in the process of ordering the compounded drug. After going 6+ months without the emotional outbursts, I had forgotten just how difficult things could be.
Side effects: abdominal cramps, chronic diarrhea

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