27 patient evaluations for Phenytoin

chrissysaurus
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chrissysaurus
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 28y
  • Duration: 9 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
0 seizures
6 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Feb 28, 2007 (Started Oct 26, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This was very effective for my epilepsy (for me anyway!), but it had the worst side effects I've ever experienced. Be careful when you first take it, make sure you know how you handle the side effects!

  • 0 helpful marks
Funipotent
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Funipotent
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 50y
  • Duration: 9 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
3 seizures
203 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

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Dec 15, 2004 (Started Mar 15, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Antiquated cr*p. Toxicity level was far below effective dosage. Severe CNS inhibition, including neuropathy, depressed breathing and heartrate, and inhibited sensorium. Grand Mal seizures 4-6x/week were preferable to phenytoin at any dosage.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Neuropathy

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skyrokit
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skyrokit
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 44y
  • Duration: 25 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
0 seizures
216 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

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Nov 23, 2001 (Started Apr 04, 1989)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Caused breakthrough seizures 2-4 times per year.
Side effects: Gum recession, Seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic)

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Just 4 You
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Just 4 You
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 51y
  • Duration: 49 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
1 week ago
I am: vg
I have:
Epilepsy

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Apr 24, 1991 (Started Feb 12, 1970)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Only take it if you've got lots of money to have your teeth fixed! I had to have all of my front teeth removed and replaced with bridges.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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shell052169
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shell052169
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 44y
  • Duration: 33 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
0 seizures
1 week ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Apr 13, 1983 (Started Jan 14, 1980)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

  • 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
136 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jun 1, 1980 (Started Jan 01, 1980)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't take it. It made me like I was walking around drunk and unable to work.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Drunk feeling, Problems concentrating, Fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks
CutiePengu
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CutiePengu
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 51y
  • Duration: 45 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
2 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Sep 17, 1975 (Started Jun 08, 1975)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I became allergic to this medicine quite quickly. Faster than with any other one, except the Lamictal
Cost: < $25 monthly

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