34 patient evaluations for Oxcarbazepine

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Nov 30, 2016 (Started Aug 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Had to get the right dosage and to take at night, but now working really well to keep front temporal lobe seizures away.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 14, 2015 (Started May 14, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Fatigue, Deadened emotions)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 21, 2013 (Started Nov 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain in gums)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Weakness in legs)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 17, 2013 (Started Mar 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Word fishing, Blurry vision, Weight gain, Restlessness (akathisia), Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Restlessness (akathisia), Blurry vision, Word fishing

May 31, 2012 (Started Mar 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Word fishing, Blurry vision, Weight gain, Restlessness (akathisia), Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Ever since I started taking Trileptal, its been an interesting experience. It has tamed my seizures somewhat, but not on its own. The side effects can be annoying sometimes, and has lowered by blood sodium several times (gotta be careful for that!) Beware of drowsiness and possible weight gain!
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Restlessness (akathisia), Blurry vision, Word fishing

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 21, 2012 (Started Oct 17, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 11 x 300 mg/5 mL Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 14, 2012 (Started Mar 08, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Poor working memory)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 15, 2011 (Started Aug 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Seizures (complex partial))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 14, 2010 (Started Aug 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Seizures (complex partial))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Unless I take this on a very full stomach it makes me very sleepy so I recommend eating a very large breakfast before taking it in the mornings. However, I take twice as much at night and cannot sleep, I don't understand that. Either way if you are taking this medication in the morning there is a good chance it is going to make you want to go back to bed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 31, 2011 (Started Jan 10, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (high sodium levels)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've had major problems w/high sodium levels from this. Passed out and was hospitalized for 3 weeks. But, it helps a lot with my leg, butt, low back pain. Had to gradually get used to lower dose; still wish I could take more.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 7, 2011 (Started May 31, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Emotional lability)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Emotional lability

Aug 9, 2009 (Started May 31, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Emotional lability)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Emotional lability

  • 0 helpful marks

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
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