12 patient evaluations for Lacosamide

May 25, 2011 (Started Apr 13, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures (complex partial))
  • Side effects
    Severe (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 350 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: So far, along with my 3000 mg of Depakote daily and 750 mg daily of Primadone I have found myself literally falling asleep at my desk at work.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), glaucoma (both eyes)

Apr 28, 2011 (Started Apr 13, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for seizures (complex partial))
  • Side effects
    Severe (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 350 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The doctor has been increasing the dose he said with the intent to get me off Primidon. In doing that I am taking samples that change periodically and he has given samples. I don't know what the cost will be.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), glaucoma (both eyes)

Aug 2, 2010 (Started Apr 13, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for seizures (complex partial))
  • Side effects
    Mild (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: The doctor is considering discontinuing Primidone if this works because he says it would decrease falling asleep all the time. If that works it will be a major benifit. I take it with breakfast and dinner. I think it has made me a little more drowsy adding it to the Depekote and Primidonel.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), glaucoma (both eyes)

May 10, 2010 (Started Apr 13, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures (complex partial))
  • Side effects
    Mild (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: So far this has given me the best benifits with the least side effect of a sizure medication in the last several years. I take the medication, one tablet with breakfast and one with dinner.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), glaucoma (both eyes)

  • 1 helpful mark

Feb 5, 2011 (Started Nov 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 200 mg/20 mL Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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