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
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 0

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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