28 patient evaluations for Phenytoin

Cagedbrd
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Cagedbrd
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 25
Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 9 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Jul 21, 2013 (Started Jul 21, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 50 mg One time
Advice & Tips: Allergy anaphylaxis

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pheonix61
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pheonix61
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 63
Condition: COPD 43 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
COPD

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Apr 28, 2013 (Started Apr 27, 1994)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 12, 2013 (Started Apr 27, 1994)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 3, 2013 (Started Apr 27, 1994)

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

Jul 17, 2012 (Started Apr 27, 1994)

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

Apr 28, 2012 (Started Apr 27, 1994)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Phenytoin is an Osteoclast drug, that is the effects on my body make my osteoporosis worse, I do take a 1050mg codliver oil/vit D capsule as recomended by the neurologist as he is conversant with my osteoporosis. Furher to that my appointment with his clinic in May will be looking to reducing the dose further which at present is 200mg daily.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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pheonix61
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pheonix61
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 63
Condition: COPD 43 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
COPD

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Mar 15, 2013 (Started Jun 30, 1992)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Ringing in ears (tinnitus): Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 26, 2013 (Started Jun 30, 1992)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Ringing in ears (tinnitus): Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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CaitlinNatalie
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CaitlinNatalie
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 20y
  • Duration: ? yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: None
1 seizure
107 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Aug 23, 2012 (Started May 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

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Stormborn
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Stormborn
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 34y
  • Duration: 32 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
119 weeks ago
I am: vb
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 28, 2012 (Started Jun 15, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: I got sick, I stayed sick, low T-cell count, low white blood cell count. I know very few people have this problem with this medication, but this is far and away the one of the two worst treatments I endured for my epilepsy.

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ajcmglover
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ajcmglover
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 33y
  • Duration: 22 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
4 seizures
179 weeks ago
I am: b
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jan 22, 2012 (Started Apr 12, 1994)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I dont know how I would fall asleep without it. I dont like it in the morning.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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mpatient
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mpatient
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 67y
  • Duration: 66 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Left Temporal Lobectomy, Right Temporal Lobe Resection
0 seizures
84 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Dec 30, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had surgery 8/27/11, and they said it cured me. Started getting all toxic effects from dilantin. It never worked and just makes me sick. If I take with food, it seems to help block it a bit.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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WEZIE
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WEZIE
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 53y
  • Duration: 7 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
166 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jan 4, 2011 (Started May 15, 1961)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 300 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: i just know i have to take this now in order to stay seizure free
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Daytime sleepiness

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CharChar
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CharChar
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 49y
  • Duration: 23 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
0 seizures
194 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Dec 31, 2010 (Started Sep 28, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is a strong medicine, wears on the memory after time, not to be on for a long time, I have been on it for 5 years, my memory is getting bad and was not aware that I should not take this, other meds dont work at all, if you dont persist that the doctors find a way, they wont work for you on their own. Look into the meds they prescribe and the side effects, if I go a day or more without taking this, it will induce a seizure, like it did this last 4wks when I was sick. I need to get off this med. so I dont loose anymore of my memory.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Memory problems

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rollercoasterguy
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rollercoasterguy
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 56
Condition: 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b

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Dec 10, 2010 (Started Jul 14, 1971)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Make sure you know exactly what you are taking and dosages and when to take the meds. If unsure, please ask your doctor, not the pharmacist. I, myself, have had many troubles with the pharmacy I used before. I have not been totally controlled while on this med., as well as with the others.

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