34 patient evaluations for Oxcarbazepine

Jul 18, 2010 (Started Sep 04, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for seizures (complex partial))
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: Caused low sodium even with fluid restrictive diet .Increased edema to lower extremities.I also experienced more shortness of air.Frequent irregular. heartbeat PVC's & PAC's.Felt upper abdominal fullness and weight gain even with exercise and diet.Craved carbs on this medicine.Felt brain fog much of time.It also made me feel pretty "so who cares!" about many things.This is just not the normal me.Needed more frequent inhaler and nebulizer treatments on this medicine.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Dec 15, 2010 (Started Nov 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (depressed mood, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This was added to my Lamictal to try to control my seizures. I was never able to increase the dose beyond 75 mg twice a day. It caused me to retain fluid, elevate my blood pressure and made me extremely fatigued. Ended up being admitted through the ER with a blood pressure of 203/109. No other cause was found. I have now started titrating Lyrica and hope that will work.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: depressed mood, weight gain, depressed mood, weight gain

Dec 13, 2010 (Started Nov 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (depressed mood, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was unable to take the prescribed dosage of 150 MG twice daily. It made me very lethargic and flat. I had no interest in getting off the couch. The sedation is intolerable. I have been on 75 mg twice daily for a month. That isn't stopping the small seizures.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: depressed mood, weight gain, depressed mood, weight gain

Dec 5, 2010 (Started Nov 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (depressed mood, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Sedation and memory problems when titrating. Couldn't increase to 150mg twice daily because of severe effect of increased dosage
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: depressed mood, weight gain, depressed mood, weight gain

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 5, 2011 (Started Nov 17, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (vertigo)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Had very bad vertigo attack that lasted for over 1 week. Dr. prescribed additional dosage of meclizine which helped.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: vertigo

Oct 20, 2010 (Started Nov 17, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (vertigo)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stick too it - it works
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: vertigo

  • 1 helpful mark
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