13 patient evaluations for Vimpat

Angeleyes_99
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Angeleyes_99
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 30y
  • Duration: 9 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
5 seizures
115 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Feb 11, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
mizzepileptica
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mizzepileptica
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 55y
  • Duration: 38 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
0 seizures
116 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Feb 1, 2012 (Started Dec 13, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Just try it, you may have to get used to it at first. It improved my overall motor skills.

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62SUMMERS
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62SUMMERS
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 51y
  • Duration: 23 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
6 seizures
54 weeks ago
I am: b
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jan 31, 2012 (Started Jan 26, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have tried a long list of different seizure meds I feel for the most part the Vimpat seems to work the best for me. I would like to try to get off the other 2 seizure meds I take and just try the Vimpat alone. I have had a rough past couple of years seizure wise so I am very reluctant to try it tho.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Mood swings

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neuroplasticity
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neuroplasticity
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 54y
  • Duration: 41 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy, Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS), Extratemporal Resection
0 seizures
74 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jul 7, 2011 (Started Jul 05, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Vision loss in left side of visual field for both eyes

  • 0 helpful marks
kg10043
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kg10043
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 58y
  • Duration: 45 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
4 seizures
137 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 25, 2011 (Started Apr 13, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures (complex partial): Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 350 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: So far, along with my 3000 mg of Depakote daily and 750 mg daily of Primadone I have found myself literally falling asleep at my desk at work.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), Glaucoma (Both eyes)

Apr 28, 2011 (Started Apr 13, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures (complex partial): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 350 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The doctor has been increasing the dose he said with the intent to get me off Primidon. In doing that I am taking samples that change periodically and he has given samples. I don't know what the cost will be.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), Glaucoma (Both eyes)

Aug 2, 2010 (Started Apr 13, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures (complex partial): Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Advice & Tips: The doctor is considering discontinuing Primidone if this works because he says it would decrease falling asleep all the time. If that works it will be a major benifit. I take it with breakfast and dinner. I think it has made me a little more drowsy adding it to the Depekote and Primidonel.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), Glaucoma (Both eyes)

May 10, 2010 (Started Apr 13, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures (complex partial): Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: So far this has given me the best benifits with the least side effect of a sizure medication in the last several years. I take the medication, one tablet with breakfast and one with dinner.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), Glaucoma (Both eyes)

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hnesbit
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hnesbit
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 36y
  • Duration: 27 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
137 weeks ago
I am: vg
I have:
Epilepsy

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Feb 5, 2011 (Started Nov 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
clever516
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clever516
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 57y
  • Duration: 53 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
2 seizures
183 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

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Sep 22, 2010 (Started Jan 21, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures (complex partial): None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have increased taking Vimpat and there is no reduction of seizures.
Side effects: Anxious mood

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suevand72
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suevand72
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 41y
  • Duration: 25 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
145 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jul 8, 2010 (Started Nov 28, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is a controlled substance and many places need at least a week notice in refilling this. To get a new prescription from dr. to pharmacy was a pain in the but too. It had to be mailed and not faxed which took longer & this is a newer medication ¬ many places in our area have heard of this medication and have had to look it up to see what it is.
Side effects: Night or sleep terrors

Feb 15, 2010 (Started Nov 28, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is a very new medication just put out. My doctor I just got had to look it up because she had never heard of it before and neither did the hospital she works for and the one I went to in December. I have had alot of side effects on this in which my old neurologist would not take me off of previous meds. due to side effects and he would do the same to this medication and this was causing more severe reactions. Currently i am trying to get off of this medication to a more safer one.
Side effects: Night or sleep terrors

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kato
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kato
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 38y
  • Duration: 17 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
Surgery type: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
7 seizures
207 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 5, 2010 (Started May 10, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures (complex partial): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Side effects: Brain fog

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since95
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since95
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 32y
  • Duration: 18 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
1 seizure
128 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Apr 15, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures (complex partial): Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: Daily
Side effects: Loss of bladder control, Loss of bowel control, Muscle jerks, Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

Mar 3, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures (complex partial): Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: Daily
Side effects: Loss of bladder control, Loss of bowel control, Muscle jerks, Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

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