28 patient evaluations for Phenytoin

Apr 24, 1991 (Started Feb 12, 1970)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dizziness, loss of energy, grogginess, disorientation, forgetfulness, problems with coordination, swelling in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
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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Apr 13, 1983 (Started Jan 14, 1980)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

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Jun 1, 1980 (Started Jan 01, 1980)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (problems concentrating, fatigue, intoxicated feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
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: intoxicated feeling, problems concentrating, fatigue

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