139 patient evaluations for Lamotrigine

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Dec 7, 2010 (Started Jan 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for seizures)
  • Side effects
    Severe (night sweats, blood pressure decreased, spinning dizziness (vertigo))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I had SERIOUS problems with this mediation. When I missed so much as a single dose, I would start having serious chills and night sweats and felt like someone coming down off heroine or something. The neuro told me that could not possibly be a side effect. But it happened on three separate occasion after that - and again when I had to wean off of it to go on some other similar med. BEWARE!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: spinning dizziness (vertigo), night sweats, blood pressure decreased

Dec 1, 2010 (Started Jan 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for seizures)
  • Side effects
    Severe (night sweats, blood pressure decreased, spinning dizziness (vertigo))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: spinning dizziness (vertigo), night sweats, blood pressure decreased

Jan 18, 2010 (Started Jan 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for seizures)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (night sweats, blood pressure decreased, spinning dizziness (vertigo))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: spinning dizziness (vertigo), night sweats, blood pressure decreased

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 15, 2015 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 125 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Mar 25, 2011 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 125 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 25, 2010 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medicine really has helped my mood disorder. I stay fairly even most of the time. Start this medication at a VERY low dose and titrate up slowly maybe raising the dosage only every two weeks. This helped me to adjust easily and my current dosage is perfect so far but as we know everything is subject to change any day. lol. I feel almost normal again.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 29, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 22, 2008 (Started Jun 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 26, 2008 (Started Jun 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 18, 2008 (Started Jul 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: finances
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 18, 2008 (Started Apr 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It seems to control partial and complex partial seizures greatly. I'm at a high enough dose now to see some effect in stabilizing depressive moods.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 16, 2008 (Started Nov 08, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Oct 20, 2008 (Started Nov 08, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 21, 2009 (Started Jun 09, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 31, 2009 (Started Sep 30, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Side effects: dizziness, headaches, dizziness, headaches

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 30, 2009 (Started Sep 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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