Hi to those interested in drinking Sinemet
My wife has been on this method for about 4 years.
Some years ago we had a member of the main list who was extremely into the properties of each of the meds that were available at that time.
At that time he was adamently opposed to the taking of an excessive amount of carodopa. My wife was on 25/100 times 10 each day or a total of 250 carodopa. It was suggested by me and confirmed by her neuro to switch to 10/100 thereby reducing the Carodopa from 250>100 which is a quantum savings. She has been on 10/100 with no side effects for years.
Only now that I am concerned with the amount of PERMAX she is taking along with an increased total amount of Sinemet, we have only some weeks ago increased the Sinemet and reduced the Permax. We are still experimenting to find the right balance.
The total amount of daily Sinemet is now 20 X 10/100 which is becoming expensive....so we have only yesterday changed to 8 x 25/100's which is the same total carodopa/levadopa and is a less expensive "dependency" ha ha .
To calculate pills>liquid... take the total amount of pill value and divide the number of total hours of dosage. This will give you the hourly dose.
FOR EXAMPLE My wife's Dosage:
20 X 10/100'S with a drink starting at 0600 until 2300 so each hour she drinks 50ml. You can purchase for pennies small dark brown 60 or 120ml bottles at the RX.
We dilute the 20 pills in a quart plastic squeeze/drink bottle into about 1 inch of water. After they dilute (the water turns deep blue) we fill with good 'ol Tropicana OJ or whatever brand might be on sale.
then we pour off the mixture into the measured bottles and refridge them. if she is leaving the house for any extended times, she packs up a little soft cooler bag with an ice pack and puts the little bottles into that bag which keeps cold for hours.
The trick is to determine the total amount of liquid complete the amount of hours. THATS IT GANG....ITS NOT COMPLICATED.
please do not attempt this without first consulting with your Parkinson's knowledgeable neuro.