12 patient evaluations for Lacosamide

Mar 16, 2010 (Started Nov 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg/20 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: I was taking 3000 mg of Keppra per day when I began taking Vimpat and had to reduce the dosage 500 mg every 2 weeks. I feel like a new person. I was having 3-4 seizures per week; now I am only having 2 maybe 3 a month- I haven't driven since my first seizure in 2006 (I have absence seizures ) due to the number of seizures per day, but that is a small price to pay for actually having a life with so few seizures now. I still take 500 mg topamax also to help with seizure and migraine control but to not walk around in a "drug induced fog" is a blessing!

  • 7 helpful marks

Nov 28, 2009 (Started Apr 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (double vision (diplopia))
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg/20 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: I changed from 100mg in the morning to 50mg in the morning the 50mg in the afternoon (still taking 100mg at night). I told my Dr & he said if it works then keep doing so.
Side effects: double vision (diplopia)

  • 2 helpful marks

Aug 4, 2006 (Started Jul 03, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: putting in a timed medication holder

  • 0 helpful marks
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