Posted 06 December 2013 - 10:34 AM
When I was first diagnosed 1 1/2 years ago, I was reluctant to start taking Sinemet. So, my doctor prescribed Azilect. Although I still take it to this day in addition to my other meds, I have not noticed any benefit. It is supposed to slow down the progression of the disease. It is not meant to control your tremors. That is what Sinemet is for.
Yes, it is very expensive. I get mine from the VA so my cost is only $27 for a 90 day supply. If I had to pay the regular price, I would have stopped taking it a long time ago. Neither my civilian nor my VA neurologists thinks it does much (if anything) but, they don't recommend that I stop taking it.
70 year old married Caucasian male. PD symptoms first expressed approximately 1995. First dx'ed with PD 2012. Cause of PD believed to be exposure to TCE 1964-1968
MY LIST OF DAILY MEDICATIONS *
1200mg URSODIOL since 10/16/2013 to Halt PD's Progression [ It's still working!!! ]
1mg Azilect because it may slow down PD's Progression [ Doesn't seem to work for me ]
6 tabs 25/100 Sinemet to control PD's tremors
400mg Ibuprofen to relieve Back Ache, Nocturia and minimize RBD [ Don't know why, but it works ]
100mg Losartan for High Blood Pressure
5 mg Amlodipine for High Blood Pressure
10 mg Lipitor to improve LDL/HDL ratio
1000mg Vitamin D3 because my wife thinks I should take it
* All medication are taken after meals, not by the clock, without experiencing any "downtime."