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Does Using Ropinerole/Rasagiline Have As Bad Side Effects As Carbodopa/Levadopa?

Does Using Ropinerole/Rasagiline Have As Bad Side Effects As Carbodopa/Levadopa?

There seems to be neurological disagreement about this, and presumably the disagreement is addressed in the American Neurological Society's Guidelines for treatment, but you have to be a member to see them.

I’d appreciate any help or opinions on this.

Thank you!

posted May 11, 2019
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I have slowly removed Azilect/rasgalibe as well as Neupro from daily consumption and have have found that with three time released carbodopa/levodopa 50-200
that I am moving slower my voice has gone down in volume considerably and the ache and muscle stiffness in the upper right arm arm muscle has become much more acute

posted May 20, 2019
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I've been on Rasagiline for almost two years - no side effects.

posted May 14, 2019
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I started out about 3 years ago taking one c/l then they diagnozsed me with PD. last fall and I am now tasking c/l three times a day and my doctor told me it did more good if you take on empty tumm and don't eat for 45 min after taking it. Sometimes (not often) i get a little nausate with the first one in the morning. I usually have a bad reaction to drugs. only one pain med i can take. I azlso take ropinirole for rest legs 1 mg the carbodopaz-Levodopa is 10 100.mg . As I said I take 3 of c/l and 1 ropinirole. I have not noticed any side affects Yet. But you really need to talk to your doctor and then follow his directons. If you do not like that one find another one you can deal with. I am so sorry you are having these issues. Some days I get a bit depressed and I am taking a childs dosage of somedthign to help that. But before PD I had what my doctor called seasonal depression because of lack of sunshine.
I had a very bad casze of restless legs back in the 80's and I was on Klopin (sp) I took if for several years asnd had to increase it from 1/4pill to finally taking a full pill. Havent had restless legs in over 30 years but showed up with the PD.
I have a long list of meds i am allergic to so surprised I am taking those two without having side affects. Since I don't know much about PD maybe I have side affects and don't know it. LOL So far both have helped my balance and tremors a little bit. May God enfold yu in His loving arms and provide some answers for you. God bless us all

posted July 10
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

On levadopacarb.. one month. Nauseous all day
I was so much better without

posted October 15, 2021
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

Ok they have me on 1/2 of Azilect and it helps me with the muscle pain and I feel much clearer but my carbo levadopa has also been cut from 50/200 to 25/100
I am closely monitoring the carbidopa—levodopa medication for any side effects such as nausea and vomiting which caused my recent er visit and hospitalization

posted June 10, 2019 (edited)

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