29 patient evaluations for Phenytoin

Jul 1, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily

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Nov 14, 2014 (Started Oct 20, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for seizures)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (cognitive confusion, fuzzy thinking)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Twice daily

Nov 13, 2014 (Started Oct 20, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for seizures)
  • Side effects
    Severe (cognitive confusion, fuzzy thinking)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: On stronger doses, you do feel like your IQ has dropped significantly. I spent an afternoon trying to work out how to switch my watch off Daylight Savings (and failed). You can make very poor and impulsive decisions. A client who didn't know my condition was bugging me for a conference call, and I sent him a selfie from my ICU bed to explain that, no, I can't do a conference call (blush). You can miss out on vital information - it just flies over your head. I wish I could say you feel care free, but you don't because you know you're missing your mental cognition. You need to make notes about EVERYTHING, especially questions for med team. You need to re-read those notes and add further notes. IMHO, you need to get your Phenytoin exit strategy in place as soon as you learn how to say it. The day my dosage halved and we added Keppra was such a joy - I could think again!

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Jul 21, 2013 (Started Jul 21, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for psychogenic non-epileptic seizures)
  • Side effects
    Severe (anaphylaxis)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg One time
Advice & Tips: Allergy anaphylaxis

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