68 patient evaluations for Carbamazepine

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Jul 25, 2012 (Started May 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: No real side effects for me, as with any meds, watch alcohol intake. Don't ever not take it btw - went 3 days once and 3rd day had a seizure...I have never procrastinated again about going to get my meds.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 26, 2012 (Started May 07, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (heavy sensation, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 27, 2012 (Started Nov 15, 1987)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (lack of sleep)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: get them blister packed, its helped me alot, can look at the pack and confirm if ive taken them or not
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 19, 2012 (Started Jul 31, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication is used for several different ailments. Including bipolar, schizophrenia. This medication is at the max for any adult , 1200mg day and still does not work side by side with keppra. It is supposed to affect the left temporal lobe and stop seizures where it starts, i give it a 0 out of 10.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 20, 2012 (Started Jan 15, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (short term memory problems, word fishing, weight gain, sex drive (libido) decreased)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 26, 2012 (Started Sep 06, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (slow movement (bradykinesia), tiredness, shakiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 30, 2011 (Started Nov 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (vomiting, nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 12, 2011 (Started Apr 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for seizures)
  • Side effects
    Severe (headaches, dizziness with disorientation, nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I still had seizures while taking the meds. And the meds made me more sick.

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 1, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (restless feeling in legs)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: kept having break through seizures
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 21, 2011 (Started Jan 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for seizures)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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