141 patient evaluations for Lamotrigine

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Feb 15, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I stopped taking Lamictal a long time ago. It had no apparent effect on my bipolar disorder.

  • 0 helpful marks

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)

  • 0 helpful marks

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. :)

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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.

  • 0 helpful marks
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