Average Rating: 3.5 (7 Ratings)

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 1  parkinsons tremors right side only3 It doesn't do anything for my tremors which is the only issue I have. I do not have the 3 triggers. F 58 8 months
 5  Rest Leg Syndrome When I first started it made me yawn a lot, after a year or so I have no side affects. You do have to get your particular dosage right for it to be affective and you have to take it the same time everyday. F 50 8 years
 4  Parkinsons - right hand tremor Hard to attribute side effects to any one medicine since I am medicated for diabetes, Congestive Heart Disease, Severe Anemia of unknown cause, as well as Parkinsons. I am having swelling and weight gain, and I sleep more than 8 hours each day, but these could be caused by several meds. When it wears off, the tremor returns, so I think it's helping. My Neurologist has suggested I change to Requip or Mirpex. I don't want to do this since both have swelling, weight gain, and sleepiness, as common side effects. I don't need any more of any of those. F 66 3 years
 4  Parkinson's disease this medication I will describe as a double edged golden sword, for the patients, it is not a cure it is a "TREATMENT" - I have been treated for this freakin disease for over 10 years, I have been appreciative for this treatment because the Pharmas own the FDA and they won't allow us "a cure!" but then again - I'm an idealistic thinker, and this world is not an ideal place/utopia? yet it could be a helluvalot kinder... sincerely, lavender a pd patient -stuck in treatment land! it needs to be taken in the smallest doses that help because it is likely to cause us great harm in the long run... so we must - make others aware of this fact! F 42 6 years
 4  Parkinsons Disease none helps even out wearing off and wearing on of regular sinemet doses. F 55 20 months
 4  I have Parkinson's disease I have no side affects. I am able to move much better, don't freeze up and have much better balance. F 57 2 years
 3  parkinsons some on/off symptoms, sleeplessness, needed sleeping tablets, taking 2 erly morning to get me going and then 1 every 2 hours often did trick but sometime required additional sinimet LS to keep me going. M 52 3 years

SINEMET CR  (CARBIDOPA; LEVODOPA):  This combination medication is used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease or Parkinson-like symptoms (such as shakiness, stiffness, difficulty moving). Parkinson's disease is thought to be caused by too little of a naturally occurring substance (dopamine) in the brain. Levodopa changes into dopamine in the brain, helping to control movement. Carbidopa prevents the breakdown of levodopa in the bloodstream so more levodopa can enter the brain. Carbidopa can also reduce some of levodopa's side effects such as nausea and vomiting.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)