35 patient evaluations for Oxcarbazepine

Rebelor
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Rebelor
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 57y
  • Duration: 6 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
this week
I am: b
I have:
Epilepsy

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Dec 15, 2010 (Started Nov 03, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This was added to my Lamictal to try to control my seizures. I was never able to increase the dose beyond 75 mg twice a day. It caused me to retain fluid, elevate my blood pressure and made me extremely fatigued. Ended up being admitted through the ER with a blood pressure of 203/109. No other cause was found. I have now started titrating Lyrica and hope that will work.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Depressed mood, Weight gain, Depressed mood, Weight gain

Dec 13, 2010 (Started Nov 03, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was unable to take the prescribed dosage of 150 MG twice daily. It made me very lethargic and flat. I had no interest in getting off the couch. The sedation is intolerable. I have been on 75 mg twice daily for a month. That isn't stopping the small seizures.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Depressed mood, Weight gain, Depressed mood, Weight gain

Dec 5, 2010 (Started Nov 03, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Sedation and memory problems when titrating. Couldn't increase to 150mg twice daily because of severe effect of increased dosage
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Depressed mood, Weight gain, Depressed mood, Weight gain

  • 1 helpful mark
carriejean_2001
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carriejean_2001
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 30y
  • Duration: 12 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
5 seizures
113 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Dec 15, 2011 (Started Aug 22, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures (complex partial): Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 14, 2010 (Started Aug 22, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures (complex partial): Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Unless I take this on a very full stomach it makes me very sleepy so I recommend eating a very large breakfast before taking it in the mornings. However, I take twice as much at night and cannot sleep, I don't understand that. Either way if you are taking this medication in the morning there is a good chance it is going to make you want to go back to bed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
Seizure Boy
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Seizure Boy
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 55y
  • Duration: 6 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
0 seizures
48 weeks ago
I am: b
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jan 5, 2011 (Started Nov 17, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic): Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Had very bad vertigo attack that lasted for over 1 week. Dr. prescribed additional dosage of meclizine which helped.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Vertigo

Oct 20, 2010 (Started Nov 17, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic): Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stick too it - it works
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Vertigo

  • 1 helpful mark
cmawally
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cmawally
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 56y
  • Duration: 47 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
0 seizures
1 week ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jul 18, 2010 (Started Sep 04, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures (complex partial): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: Caused low sodium even with fluid restrictive diet .Increased edema to lower extremities.I also experienced more shortness of air.Frequent irregular. heartbeat PVC's & PAC's.Felt upper abdominal fullness and weight gain even with exercise and diet.Craved carbs on this medicine.Felt brain fog much of time.It also made me feel pretty "so who cares!" about many things.This is just not the normal me.Needed more frequent inhaler and nebulizer treatments on this medicine.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
dhaniboi
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dhaniboi
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 43y
  • Duration: 40 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
6 seizures
98 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jun 2, 2012 (Started May 01, 1998)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Lightheadedness, Drunk feeling, Feeling strange, Dizziness

Feb 21, 2011 (Started May 01, 1998)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Lightheadedness, Drunk feeling, Feeling strange, Dizziness

Jan 2, 2011 (Started May 01, 1998)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Lightheadedness, Drunk feeling, Feeling strange, Dizziness

May 25, 2010 (Started May 01, 1998)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: if taken any closer than 12 hours apart I get a groggy, dizzy, drunk feeling.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Lightheadedness, Drunk feeling, Feeling strange, Dizziness

Mar 12, 2010 (Started May 01, 1998)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I feel groggy and drunk feeling when I take my doses closer than 12 hours apart.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Lightheadedness, Drunk feeling, Feeling strange, Dizziness

  • 1 helpful mark
Tegid
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Tegid
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 48y
  • Duration: 13 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
48 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Dec 1, 2007 (Started Sep 15, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
dtiller
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dtiller
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 42y
  • Duration: 13 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
167 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Nov 18, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures (complex partial): Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: i remember taking all my meds by putting them all in a am pm weekly pill box. it helps me greatly. I am a forgetful person due to brain surgery. question # 2 and 3 are answered by taking all my meds together i take 4 meds that work together to keep my siezures under control.
Side effects: Wake up feeling just as tired as before nap, Sensitivity to sudden loud noises, Sensitivity to sudden loud noises

  • 0 helpful marks
God's Worshipper
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God's Worshipper
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
56 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

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Aug 20, 2012 (Started Feb 06, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Mood swings: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2 x 300 mg/5 mL Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
sammydog
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sammydog
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Aug 31, 2011 (Started Jan 10, 1999)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've had major problems w/high sodium levels from this. Passed out and was hospitalized for 3 weeks. But, it helps a lot with my leg, butt, low back pain. Had to gradually get used to lower dose; still wish I could take more.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
myfitnessinfits
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myfitnessinfits
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 35y
  • Duration: ? yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
4 seizures
88 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Aug 14, 2012 (Started Mar 08, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 600 mg Daily

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