34 patient evaluations for Oxcarbazepine

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: 1800 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

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

Nov 18, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for seizures (complex partial))
  • Side effects
    Mild (sensitivity to sudden loud noises, wake up feeling just as tired as before nap)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: i remember taking all my meds by putting them all in a am pm weekly pill box. it helps me greatly. I am a forgetful person due to brain surgery. question # 2 and 3 are answered by taking all my meds together i take 4 meds that work together to keep my siezures under control.
Side effects: wake up feeling just as tired as before nap, sensitivity to sudden loud noises, sensitivity to sudden loud noises

  • 0 helpful marks
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