28 patient evaluations for Phenytoin

Dec 6, 2008 (Started Jan 06, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (difficulty staying asleep)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i can live with the sleep disorder to have seizures with less frequincy.
Side effects: difficulty staying asleep

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Feb 28, 2007 (Started Oct 26, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (bleeding gums, numbness and tingling with pins and needles, sleepiness, oversleeping (too much sleep), increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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!

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Nov 23, 2001 (Started Apr 04, 1989)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic), gum recession)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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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