139 patient evaluations for Lamotrigine

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Aug 4, 2015 (Started Mar 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (rashes (redness, swelling))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 8, 2015 (Started Oct 15, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 350 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 8, 2013 (Started Oct 15, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 4, 2014 (Started Aug 07, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for emotional stability)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for self injury or harm)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for self harm thoughts or urges)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for uncontrollable anger)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for impulsive rage)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxiety and frustration)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stop taking it because I combinated qith topiramate and quetiapin and ibuprofen and metamizol because I felt a disforia and wanted to slleep and not to harm muself and combinated the medication, I provoqued myself an medicine intoc¡xication severe so unti now I am not takin the drug until I am completeley recovered from my Severe Atopic dermattitis.

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 18, 2013 (Started May 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: none
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 18, 2013 (Started May 28, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nonepileptic seizures)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Taking it lifts the depression cloud.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Feb 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for not caring if i live or die)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Consider all the drugs you are taking, total them up, then research "Seratonin Syndrome" if things change SUDDENLY (overnight). For a year, I've been trying to figure out what happened. Thought I might have had a stroke.

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Feb 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for not caring if i live or die)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 15, 2013 (Started Jan 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 7, 2013 (Started Jun 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nervousness, constipation, memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nervousness, constipation

Dec 5, 2010 (Started Jun 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nervousness, constipation, memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nervousness, constipation

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 15, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I stopped taking Lamictal a long time ago. It had no apparent effect on my bipolar disorder.

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 29, 2012 (Started Mar 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mental confusion, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: mental confusion, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

Jul 7, 2011 (Started Mar 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mental confusion, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: mental confusion, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

  • 0 helpful marks
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