7 patient evaluations for Lamotrigine with a burden rating of Very hard to take

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Jun 30, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat side effects of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Suicide attempt, Rashes (redness, swelling), Lethargy, Memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Make depression worse, and a rash.

Jan 3, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat side effects of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Suicide attempt, Rashes (redness, swelling), Lethargy, Memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: This will destroy your memory and leave you feeling tired all the time. 

Apr 13, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Treat side effects of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Suicide attempt, Rashes (redness, swelling), Lethargy, Memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 3, 2009 (Started Sep 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 22, 2009 (Started Apr 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Dizziness, Nightmares, Problems concentrating, Weight gain, Nausea, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Insomnia, Weight gain, Nightmares, Nausea, Problems concentrating, Dizziness, Problems concentrating

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 1, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Forgetting words, Forgetfulness, Headaches, Weight gain, Tremor in hands, Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I'm in the midst of finding a better Psychiatrist, so the last 2 months regular Dr. has been perscribing the meds as noted. Once I go back to a psychiatrist I will have him replace the Lamictal
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Tremor in hands, Forgetting words, Nausea, Headaches, Weight gain, Forgetfulness

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 22, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Side effects were severe

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 1, 2007 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Rashes (redness, swelling))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I wound up with the medicine causing my body to eat the skin off my hands and feet.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Rashes (redness, swelling), Rashes (redness, swelling)

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 15, 2004 (Started Oct 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Lethargy)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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