68 patient evaluations for Carbamazepine

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Sep 14, 2010 (Started Jun 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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Sep 8, 2010 (Started Aug 11, 1968)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (bleed easily)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Intermitinent bleeding problems and then clotting became a problem and it was discussed to take the Tegretol XR and that helped. The symptoms were not so bad.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Aug 10, 2010 (Started Jan 13, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for trigeminal neuralgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 27, 2010 (Started Jul 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 700 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I first started taking Tegretol I got very sick, had horrible headaches and dizziness, after taking it for a few months my body got use to it and it was very affective towards treating my seizures.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: stomach pain

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Jul 8, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: must eat with them as some stomach discomfort follows,then uncomfortable dizzy,out of it & very tired. sleep at least 1 hour after med. enter system.spend balance of DAY looking for what I set down, no short term memory.very moody & a great deal of depression. restlessness
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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Jun 2, 2010 (Started May 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures (complex partial))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (water retention)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: water retention

  • 0 helpful marks

May 24, 2010 (Started Oct 11, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 12, 2010 (Started Aug 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark

May 11, 2010 (Started May 03, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I found if I miss taking this medication, the nerve pain in my legs gets really bad. I couldn't function well if I took this medication during the day because it makes me really sleepy so I take it at bedtime. On a positive note, I sleep really well when I take it at bedtime because it keeps my legs from hurting and I'm using the sleepy side effect to my advantage!
Side effects: fatigue

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Apr 17, 2010 (Started Jun 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, slow speech (bradyarthria), slowed thinking)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: A year ago I was taking Keppra, and Lamictal plus a trial unknown medication. I had more sizures these past two years than all my life. It was decided that my seizures are chemical opposed to electircal and I was being over medicated. I asked to get back on Tegretol. My Neurologist took me off of the other meds and started me on Carbatrol. I am not as tired being that I am not taking 3 types of antiseizure meds. My only other major concern is not having a reliable medical insurance, and not being able to pay for meds some months. It is nice to be mostly seizure free. I had lost my driving license last year, and now have the privellage back.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: slowed thinking, weight gain, slow speech (bradyarthria)

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