12 patient evaluations for Vimpat

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Jun 30, 2012 (Started Oct 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 11, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Anxious mood, Tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 1, 2012 (Started Dec 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Just try it, you may have to get used to it at first. It improved my overall motor skills.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 7, 2011 (Started Jul 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Vision loss in left side of visual field for both eyes

  • 0 helpful marks

May 25, 2011 (Started Apr 13, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Seizures (complex partial))
  • Side effects
    Severe (Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 350 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: So far, along with my 3000 mg of Depakote daily and 750 mg daily of Primadone I have found myself literally falling asleep at my desk at work.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), Glaucoma (Both eyes)

Apr 28, 2011 (Started Apr 13, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Seizures (complex partial))
  • Side effects
    Severe (Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 350 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The doctor has been increasing the dose he said with the intent to get me off Primidon. In doing that I am taking samples that change periodically and he has given samples. I don't know what the cost will be.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), Glaucoma (Both eyes)

Aug 2, 2010 (Started Apr 13, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Seizures (complex partial))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: The doctor is considering discontinuing Primidone if this works because he says it would decrease falling asleep all the time. If that works it will be a major benifit. I take it with breakfast and dinner. I think it has made me a little more drowsy adding it to the Depekote and Primidonel.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), Glaucoma (Both eyes)

May 10, 2010 (Started Apr 13, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Seizures (complex partial))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: So far this has given me the best benifits with the least side effect of a sizure medication in the last several years. I take the medication, one tablet with breakfast and one with dinner.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), Glaucoma (Both eyes)

  • 1 helpful mark

Feb 5, 2011 (Started Nov 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 22, 2010 (Started Jan 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Seizures (complex partial))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have increased taking Vimpat and there is no reduction of seizures.
Side effects: Anxious mood

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 8, 2010 (Started Nov 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Night or sleep terrors)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is a controlled substance and many places need at least a week notice in refilling this. To get a new prescription from dr. to pharmacy was a pain in the but too. It had to be mailed and not faxed which took longer & this is a newer medication &not many places in our area have heard of this medication and have had to look it up to see what it is.
Side effects: Night or sleep terrors

Feb 15, 2010 (Started Nov 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Night or sleep terrors)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is a very new medication just put out. My doctor I just got had to look it up because she had never heard of it before and neither did the hospital she works for and the one I went to in December. I have had alot of side effects on this in which my old neurologist would not take me off of previous meds. due to side effects and he would do the same to this medication and this was causing more severe reactions. Currently i am trying to get off of this medication to a more safer one.
Side effects: Night or sleep terrors

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 15, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Seizures (complex partial))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Bowel incontinence, Jerky movements (myoclonus), Loss of bladder control, Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Side effects: Bowel incontinence, Jerky movements (myoclonus), Loss of bladder control, Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

Mar 3, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Seizures (complex partial))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Jerky movements (myoclonus))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Side effects: Bowel incontinence, Jerky movements (myoclonus), Loss of bladder control, Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 22, 2010 (Started Jun 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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