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Comment from: Bopo 65-74 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: November 19

Originally prescribed Sinemet and experienced severe nausea. Change of doctors and was prescribed Rytary about 4 months ago. Symptoms are lessened and the nausea is very minimal. 2 capsules 3 times a day and using with Rasagiline.

Related Reading: sinemet | rytary

Comment from: Bopo 65-74 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: November 19

Originally prescribed Sinemet and experienced severe nausea. Change of doctors and was prescribed Rytary about 4 months ago. Symptoms are lessened and the nausea is very minimal. 2 capsules 3 times a day and using with Rasagiline.

Related Reading: sinemet | rytary

Comment from: 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 07

Diagnosed with PD at age 62. I am now 78. I take 8 capsules of Rytary 245 daily and supplement with carbidopa/levodopa 25/100 as needed. It is the best extender so far. I was getting too much dyskinesia. The cost isvery high with my medicare advantage plan. Over $500 per month my cost when in the drug coverage gap.

Related Reading: rytary

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Comment from: Bopo 65-74 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: November 19

Originally prescribed Sinemet and experienced severe nausea. Change of doctors and was prescribed Rytary about 4 months ago. Symptoms are lessened and the nausea is very minimal. 2 capsules 3 times a day and using with Rasagiline.

Related Reading: sinemet | rytary

Comment from: 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 07

Diagnosed with PD at age 62. I am now 78. I take 8 capsules of Rytary 245 daily and supplement with carbidopa/levodopa 25/100 as needed. It is the best extender so far. I was getting too much dyskinesia. The cost isvery high with my medicare advantage plan. Over $500 per month my cost when in the drug coverage gap.

Related Reading: rytary

Comment from: Beba 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: November 04

I was diagnosed with PD at 49 (am now 62). I take 3 capsules (36.25-145mg) 4 times a day, and have found it to be better than all the other meds I have been prescribed. One downfall is I canâ??t eat 30-60 minutes before/after a dose otherwise it doesnâ??t absorb properly. I also find that it doesnâ??t work as well by the evening dose (5pm). I also cannot take it overnight as it gives me terrible dreams/nightmares. Itâ??s expensive ($75 per month co-pay) but Iâ??m the only person who is prescribed it at my pharmacy so they always order/keep it in stock for me. All that said, it is the best PD med I have taken to date.

Related Reading: nightmares

Comment from: Bopo 65-74 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: November 19

Originally prescribed Sinemet and experienced severe nausea. Change of doctors and was prescribed Rytary about 4 months ago. Symptoms are lessened and the nausea is very minimal. 2 capsules 3 times a day and using with Rasagiline.

Related Reading: sinemet | rytary

Comment from: 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 07

Diagnosed with PD at age 62. I am now 78. I take 8 capsules of Rytary 245 daily and supplement with carbidopa/levodopa 25/100 as needed. It is the best extender so far. I was getting too much dyskinesia. The cost isvery high with my medicare advantage plan. Over $500 per month my cost when in the drug coverage gap.

Related Reading: rytary

Comment from: Beba 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: November 04

I was diagnosed with PD at 49 (am now 62). I take 3 capsules (36.25-145mg) 4 times a day, and have found it to be better than all the other meds I have been prescribed. One downfall is I canâ??t eat 30-60 minutes before/after a dose otherwise it doesnâ??t absorb properly. I also find that it doesnâ??t work as well by the evening dose (5pm). I also cannot take it overnight as it gives me terrible dreams/nightmares. Itâ??s expensive ($75 per month co-pay) but Iâ??m the only person who is prescribed it at my pharmacy so they always order/keep it in stock for me. All that said, it is the best PD med I have taken to date.

Related Reading: nightmares

Comment from: ice queen 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 16

I began this medication two weeks ago. Within six the saran wrap that had been wound so tightly around my brain and body for 3 years was gone! nothing is perfect, I have to figure out dosing, but I am much improved.

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Comment from: Bopo 65-74 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: November 19

Originally prescribed Sinemet and experienced severe nausea. Change of doctors and was prescribed Rytary about 4 months ago. Symptoms are lessened and the nausea is very minimal. 2 capsules 3 times a day and using with Rasagiline.

Related Reading: sinemet | rytary

Comment from: 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 07

Diagnosed with PD at age 62. I am now 78. I take 8 capsules of Rytary 245 daily and supplement with carbidopa/levodopa 25/100 as needed. It is the best extender so far. I was getting too much dyskinesia. The cost isvery high with my medicare advantage plan. Over $500 per month my cost when in the drug coverage gap.

Related Reading: rytary

Comment from: Beba 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: November 04

I was diagnosed with PD at 49 (am now 62). I take 3 capsules (36.25-145mg) 4 times a day, and have found it to be better than all the other meds I have been prescribed. One downfall is I canâ??t eat 30-60 minutes before/after a dose otherwise it doesnâ??t absorb properly. I also find that it doesnâ??t work as well by the evening dose (5pm). I also cannot take it overnight as it gives me terrible dreams/nightmares. Itâ??s expensive ($75 per month co-pay) but Iâ??m the only person who is prescribed it at my pharmacy so they always order/keep it in stock for me. All that said, it is the best PD med I have taken to date.

Related Reading: nightmares

Comment from: ice queen 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 16

I began this medication two weeks ago. Within six the saran wrap that had been wound so tightly around my brain and body for 3 years was gone! nothing is perfect, I have to figure out dosing, but I am much improved.

Comment from: Skruger 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 26

When I was put on Rytary my symptoms improved a lot. Very happy with this medicine. Have been on for 2 years at the lowest dosage and so far still working. I also take Pramipexole with it.

Related Reading: rytary

Comment from: Bopo 65-74 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: November 19

Originally prescribed Sinemet and experienced severe nausea. Change of doctors and was prescribed Rytary about 4 months ago. Symptoms are lessened and the nausea is very minimal. 2 capsules 3 times a day and using with Rasagiline.

Related Reading: sinemet | rytary

Comment from: 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 07

Diagnosed with PD at age 62. I am now 78. I take 8 capsules of Rytary 245 daily and supplement with carbidopa/levodopa 25/100 as needed. It is the best extender so far. I was getting too much dyskinesia. The cost isvery high with my medicare advantage plan. Over $500 per month my cost when in the drug coverage gap.

Related Reading: rytary

Comment from: Beba 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: November 04

I was diagnosed with PD at 49 (am now 62). I take 3 capsules (36.25-145mg) 4 times a day, and have found it to be better than all the other meds I have been prescribed. One downfall is I canâ??t eat 30-60 minutes before/after a dose otherwise it doesnâ??t absorb properly. I also find that it doesnâ??t work as well by the evening dose (5pm). I also cannot take it overnight as it gives me terrible dreams/nightmares. Itâ??s expensive ($75 per month co-pay) but Iâ??m the only person who is prescribed it at my pharmacy so they always order/keep it in stock for me. All that said, it is the best PD med I have taken to date.

Related Reading: nightmares

Comment from: ice queen 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 16

I began this medication two weeks ago. Within six the saran wrap that had been wound so tightly around my brain and body for 3 years was gone! nothing is perfect, I have to figure out dosing, but I am much improved.

Comment from: Skruger 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 26

When I was put on Rytary my symptoms improved a lot. Very happy with this medicine. Have been on for 2 years at the lowest dosage and so far still working. I also take Pramipexole with it.

Related Reading: rytary

Comment from: OhioJudy 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: March 17

Since diagnosed with PD in 2001, I have beenfortunate to be on a "Very slow progression." I did note agree to taking Sinemet until 2008. By 2016, while still slow PD progression, my neurologist felt I should try a newer drug, Rytary, rather than again increasing my Sinemet dosage. It took a short while to find the correct dosage amount to take but along with Entacapone, I have been helped greatly by the Rytary and a equally effective exercise program started in Ohio, David Zid's "Delay the Disease;"

Related Reading: sinemet | rytary

Comment from: Bopo 65-74 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: November 19

Originally prescribed Sinemet and experienced severe nausea. Change of doctors and was prescribed Rytary about 4 months ago. Symptoms are lessened and the nausea is very minimal. 2 capsules 3 times a day and using with Rasagiline.

Related Reading: sinemet | rytary

Comment from: 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 07

Diagnosed with PD at age 62. I am now 78. I take 8 capsules of Rytary 245 daily and supplement with carbidopa/levodopa 25/100 as needed. It is the best extender so far. I was getting too much dyskinesia. The cost isvery high with my medicare advantage plan. Over $500 per month my cost when in the drug coverage gap.

Related Reading: rytary

Comment from: Beba 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: November 04

I was diagnosed with PD at 49 (am now 62). I take 3 capsules (36.25-145mg) 4 times a day, and have found it to be better than all the other meds I have been prescribed. One downfall is I canâ??t eat 30-60 minutes before/after a dose otherwise it doesnâ??t absorb properly. I also find that it doesnâ??t work as well by the evening dose (5pm). I also cannot take it overnight as it gives me terrible dreams/nightmares. Itâ??s expensive ($75 per month co-pay) but Iâ??m the only person who is prescribed it at my pharmacy so they always order/keep it in stock for me. All that said, it is the best PD med I have taken to date.

Related Reading: nightmares

Comment from: ice queen 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 16

I began this medication two weeks ago. Within six the saran wrap that had been wound so tightly around my brain and body for 3 years was gone! nothing is perfect, I have to figure out dosing, but I am much improved.

Comment from: Skruger 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 26

When I was put on Rytary my symptoms improved a lot. Very happy with this medicine. Have been on for 2 years at the lowest dosage and so far still working. I also take Pramipexole with it.

Related Reading: rytary

Comment from: OhioJudy 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: March 17

Since diagnosed with PD in 2001, I have beenfortunate to be on a "Very slow progression." I did note agree to taking Sinemet until 2008. By 2016, while still slow PD progression, my neurologist felt I should try a newer drug, Rytary, rather than again increasing my Sinemet dosage. It took a short while to find the correct dosage amount to take but along with Entacapone, I have been helped greatly by the Rytary and a equally effective exercise program started in Ohio, David Zid's "Delay the Disease;"

Related Reading: sinemet | rytary

Comment from: Rouel 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 07

I was given samples to take 1 "23/95" capsule 3 times/day for 1 week and then if experiencing no problems was instructed to go to 2 capsules 3 times/day. The tremor was not noticeable during the second week taking 6 caps/day. On the other hand, I had been on regular carbidopa/levodopa 25/100 taking 2 tablets 3 times/day, and the results were the same. There were no periods of "downtime"where the medication wasn't effective in either case.

Comment from: Bopo 65-74 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: November 19

Originally prescribed Sinemet and experienced severe nausea. Change of doctors and was prescribed Rytary about 4 months ago. Symptoms are lessened and the nausea is very minimal. 2 capsules 3 times a day and using with Rasagiline.

Related Reading: sinemet | rytary

Comment from: 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 07

Diagnosed with PD at age 62. I am now 78. I take 8 capsules of Rytary 245 daily and supplement with carbidopa/levodopa 25/100 as needed. It is the best extender so far. I was getting too much dyskinesia. The cost isvery high with my medicare advantage plan. Over $500 per month my cost when in the drug coverage gap.

Related Reading: rytary

Comment from: Beba 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: November 04

I was diagnosed with PD at 49 (am now 62). I take 3 capsules (36.25-145mg) 4 times a day, and have found it to be better than all the other meds I have been prescribed. One downfall is I canâ??t eat 30-60 minutes before/after a dose otherwise it doesnâ??t absorb properly. I also find that it doesnâ??t work as well by the evening dose (5pm). I also cannot take it overnight as it gives me terrible dreams/nightmares. Itâ??s expensive ($75 per month co-pay) but Iâ??m the only person who is prescribed it at my pharmacy so they always order/keep it in stock for me. All that said, it is the best PD med I have taken to date.

Related Reading: nightmares

Comment from: ice queen 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 16

I began this medication two weeks ago. Within six the saran wrap that had been wound so tightly around my brain and body for 3 years was gone! nothing is perfect, I have to figure out dosing, but I am much improved.

Comment from: Skruger 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 26

When I was put on Rytary my symptoms improved a lot. Very happy with this medicine. Have been on for 2 years at the lowest dosage and so far still working. I also take Pramipexole with it.

Related Reading: rytary

Comment from: OhioJudy 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: March 17

Since diagnosed with PD in 2001, I have beenfortunate to be on a "Very slow progression." I did note agree to taking Sinemet until 2008. By 2016, while still slow PD progression, my neurologist felt I should try a newer drug, Rytary, rather than again increasing my Sinemet dosage. It took a short while to find the correct dosage amount to take but along with Entacapone, I have been helped greatly by the Rytary and a equally effective exercise program started in Ohio, David Zid's "Delay the Disease;"

Related Reading: sinemet | rytary

Comment from: Rouel 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 07

I was given samples to take 1 "23/95" capsule 3 times/day for 1 week and then if experiencing no problems was instructed to go to 2 capsules 3 times/day. The tremor was not noticeable during the second week taking 6 caps/day. On the other hand, I had been on regular carbidopa/levodopa 25/100 taking 2 tablets 3 times/day, and the results were the same. There were no periods of "downtime"where the medication wasn't effective in either case.

Comment from: rmdjw 75 or over Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 13

Eliminated, or suppressed, many Parkinson's traits and improved balance and other known Parkinson's problems.

Comment from: Bopo 65-74 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: November 19

Originally prescribed Sinemet and experienced severe nausea. Change of doctors and was prescribed Rytary about 4 months ago. Symptoms are lessened and the nausea is very minimal. 2 capsules 3 times a day and using with Rasagiline.

Related Reading: sinemet | rytary

Comment from: 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 07

Diagnosed with PD at age 62. I am now 78. I take 8 capsules of Rytary 245 daily and supplement with carbidopa/levodopa 25/100 as needed. It is the best extender so far. I was getting too much dyskinesia. The cost isvery high with my medicare advantage plan. Over $500 per month my cost when in the drug coverage gap.

Related Reading: rytary

Comment from: Beba 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: November 04

I was diagnosed with PD at 49 (am now 62). I take 3 capsules (36.25-145mg) 4 times a day, and have found it to be better than all the other meds I have been prescribed. One downfall is I canâ??t eat 30-60 minutes before/after a dose otherwise it doesnâ??t absorb properly. I also find that it doesnâ??t work as well by the evening dose (5pm). I also cannot take it overnight as it gives me terrible dreams/nightmares. Itâ??s expensive ($75 per month co-pay) but Iâ??m the only person who is prescribed it at my pharmacy so they always order/keep it in stock for me. All that said, it is the best PD med I have taken to date.

Related Reading: nightmares

Comment from: ice queen 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 16

I began this medication two weeks ago. Within six the saran wrap that had been wound so tightly around my brain and body for 3 years was gone! nothing is perfect, I have to figure out dosing, but I am much improved.

Comment from: Skruger 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 26

When I was put on Rytary my symptoms improved a lot. Very happy with this medicine. Have been on for 2 years at the lowest dosage and so far still working. I also take Pramipexole with it.

Related Reading: rytary

Comment from: OhioJudy 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: March 17

Since diagnosed with PD in 2001, I have beenfortunate to be on a "Very slow progression." I did note agree to taking Sinemet until 2008. By 2016, while still slow PD progression, my neurologist felt I should try a newer drug, Rytary, rather than again increasing my Sinemet dosage. It took a short while to find the correct dosage amount to take but along with Entacapone, I have been helped greatly by the Rytary and a equally effective exercise program started in Ohio, David Zid's "Delay the Disease;"

Related Reading: sinemet | rytary

Comment from: Rouel 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 07

I was given samples to take 1 "23/95" capsule 3 times/day for 1 week and then if experiencing no problems was instructed to go to 2 capsules 3 times/day. The tremor was not noticeable during the second week taking 6 caps/day. On the other hand, I had been on regular carbidopa/levodopa 25/100 taking 2 tablets 3 times/day, and the results were the same. There were no periods of "downtime"where the medication wasn't effective in either case.

Comment from: rmdjw 75 or over Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 13

Eliminated, or suppressed, many Parkinson's traits and improved balance and other known Parkinson's problems.

Comment from: flyingfoxone 65-74 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 28

Not totally reliable and finding the right dose takes a while and a continuing 'tweaking' but overall more on-time. Seems very sensitive to food and works best take an hour before or two hours after eating ... a snack in between is okay

Comment from: Bopo 65-74 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: November 19

Originally prescribed Sinemet and experienced severe nausea. Change of doctors and was prescribed Rytary about 4 months ago. Symptoms are lessened and the nausea is very minimal. 2 capsules 3 times a day and using with Rasagiline.

Related Reading: sinemet | rytary

Comment from: 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 07

Diagnosed with PD at age 62. I am now 78. I take 8 capsules of Rytary 245 daily and supplement with carbidopa/levodopa 25/100 as needed. It is the best extender so far. I was getting too much dyskinesia. The cost isvery high with my medicare advantage plan. Over $500 per month my cost when in the drug coverage gap.

Related Reading: rytary

Comment from: Beba 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: November 04

I was diagnosed with PD at 49 (am now 62). I take 3 capsules (36.25-145mg) 4 times a day, and have found it to be better than all the other meds I have been prescribed. One downfall is I canâ??t eat 30-60 minutes before/after a dose otherwise it doesnâ??t absorb properly. I also find that it doesnâ??t work as well by the evening dose (5pm). I also cannot take it overnight as it gives me terrible dreams/nightmares. Itâ??s expensive ($75 per month co-pay) but Iâ??m the only person who is prescribed it at my pharmacy so they always order/keep it in stock for me. All that said, it is the best PD med I have taken to date.

Related Reading: nightmares

Comment from: ice queen 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 16

I began this medication two weeks ago. Within six the saran wrap that had been wound so tightly around my brain and body for 3 years was gone! nothing is perfect, I have to figure out dosing, but I am much improved.

Comment from: Skruger 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 26

When I was put on Rytary my symptoms improved a lot. Very happy with this medicine. Have been on for 2 years at the lowest dosage and so far still working. I also take Pramipexole with it.

Related Reading: rytary

Comment from: OhioJudy 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: March 17

Since diagnosed with PD in 2001, I have beenfortunate to be on a "Very slow progression." I did note agree to taking Sinemet until 2008. By 2016, while still slow PD progression, my neurologist felt I should try a newer drug, Rytary, rather than again increasing my Sinemet dosage. It took a short while to find the correct dosage amount to take but along with Entacapone, I have been helped greatly by the Rytary and a equally effective exercise program started in Ohio, David Zid's "Delay the Disease;"

Related Reading: sinemet | rytary

Comment from: Rouel 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 07

I was given samples to take 1 "23/95" capsule 3 times/day for 1 week and then if experiencing no problems was instructed to go to 2 capsules 3 times/day. The tremor was not noticeable during the second week taking 6 caps/day. On the other hand, I had been on regular carbidopa/levodopa 25/100 taking 2 tablets 3 times/day, and the results were the same. There were no periods of "downtime"where the medication wasn't effective in either case.

Comment from: rmdjw 75 or over Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 13

Eliminated, or suppressed, many Parkinson's traits and improved balance and other known Parkinson's problems.

Comment from: flyingfoxone 65-74 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 28

Not totally reliable and finding the right dose takes a while and a continuing 'tweaking' but overall more on-time. Seems very sensitive to food and works best take an hour before or two hours after eating ... a snack in between is okay

Comment from: Mrs.mumford 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 21

The extended release is more effective than the carb/levo combinations. My carb/levo dosage was 5 pills 5 times a day, with Rytary its 3 pills 4 times a day. I have some days when I am almost totally free of symptoms. Stressful days exacerbate the symptoms. The only downside is I am becoming more emotional. The other day, I smelled the chicken my husband had just finished cooking. I haven't been able to smell for over 15 years.

Related Reading: rytary

SLIDESHOW

Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, and Aging Brains See Slideshow
Comment from: 65-74 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: June 12

The symptoms never have gone away.

References
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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