3 patient evaluations for Oxcarbazepine with a adherence rating of Sometimes

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Dec 15, 2010 (Started Nov 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Weight gain, Depressed mood)
  • 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 (Weight gain, Depressed mood)
  • 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 (Weight gain, Depressed mood)
  • 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

Jul 1, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Trigeminal neuralgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Weakness in legs)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I found that Trileptal alleviated my facial/ear/head pain! Trigeminal neuralgia is the worst pain anyone can experience. It is debilitating. Trileptal calmed the nerve so I was able to sleep and somewhat function, until inflammation diminished. But, it makes me woozy, and weakened my legs. I fell a lot while taking this med.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2003 (Started Nov 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/5 mL Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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