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How Frequentley Do You Take Carbidopa/Levodopa? Dosage? Do You Take Other Drugs Like Amantadine, Gabapentin, Clonazepam? How Often? Dosage?

How Frequentley Do You Take Carbidopa/Levodopa? Dosage? Do You Take Other Drugs Like Amantadine, Gabapentin, Clonazepam? How Often? Dosage?

I am wondering if some you could tell me what you have done/or are doing to prolong the effect of your medication. Also, is anyone using some kind of a pump? Sorry, I don't know what it is called. It is supposed to deliver the medication more evenly.

posted March 14, 2016
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

Hi 4diane2, Yes I am using a pump, it is called Duo Dopa. I have been using it for about 18 months and I am a lot better than I was. the only down side is that is heavy carrying it around all the time and having problems with the tube. But at least I can function and that is a blessing

posted March 15, 2016
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I'm off the charts hypersensitive to the meds. I take Amantadine 100mgs and 2 kinds of Sinemet. I can only tolerate 1/2 of a 25/100mgs CR tablet in the morning and again in the early evening. But having trouble with bad Dystonia by 2:00 in the afternoon. My doctor added 1/2 tablet of 10/00mgs regular Sinemet and that seems to be working...for now. For the last 18months it's been a constant series of medication 'tweaks'. Hope that helps.

posted March 17, 2016
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

My husband takes the medication 20 minutes before eating. Some days he gets nauseated so he eats as swoon as he starts feeling bad. Also he eats a lot of ginger snaps to "sweeten up" his stomach.

posted March 14, 2016
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I take C/L 2 pills 3 times a day. I only get 3 1/2 out of each dose.

posted September 10, 2016
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I have just started on carbidopa/levodopa 25/100 - 3 x day; gabapentin 300 mg - 3 x day; clonazepam l mg pm. I was previously on Requip XL 6 mg l x day but started having side effects. So far this meds are doing good.

posted March 21, 2016

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