140 patient evaluations for Lamotrigine

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Nov 29, 2012 (Started Mar 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mental confusion, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: mental confusion, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

Jul 7, 2011 (Started Mar 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mental confusion, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: mental confusion, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

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Oct 2, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for mood swings)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for social anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (shakiness, sudden complete dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I am very pleased with the overall results I have had since starting this medication. I had terrible mood swings, they were emotionally draining and damaging to myself and my family. After three weeks of treatment, we began to notice a significant lessening of the frequency of my mood swings. Now I find it much easier to remain clear-headed and level. I still have my bad days, but they are not regular now, they're just the odd bad day. :)

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Sep 12, 2012 (Started Sep 05, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

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Jul 31, 2012 (Started Jan 03, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

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Jul 10, 2012 (Started Apr 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for muscle and joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for neuro pain, both elbows)
  • Side effects
    Severe (swelling in legs, feet and ankles)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 27, 2012 (Started Apr 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for neuro pain, both elbows)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for muscle and joint pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (swelling in legs, feet and ankles)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 30, 2012 (Started May 07, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

May 7, 2010 (Started May 07, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 25, 2012 (Started Apr 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 17, 2012 (Started Mar 07, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Whatch out for all of the other side affects that are not told to you ask about all of the possible side affects.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 3, 2007 (Started Mar 07, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 14, 2012 (Started Aug 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it can be sometimes hard to remeber to take them, set a reminder and get a pill box to measure what you need to take ever day.

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May 28, 2012 (Started Dec 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea, loss of coordination)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The few side effects were very mild and only lasted for a short time after the titration kit was finished. At this time I am not aware of any side effects from this medication. It also has comparatively few drug interaction problems for an anticonvulsant. This is the medication that finally worked for me. If other medicinal treatments are not working for you, ask your doctor. An unexpected benefit seems to be increased... concentration? spatial ability? Something like that. I know it's weird, but when it was noticed, there were no other changes in my medications.

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