43 patient evaluations for Carbamazepine with a burden rating of Not at all hard to take

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Dec 7, 2009 (Started Jul 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for tonic spasms)
  • Side effects
    Mild (jerky movements (myoclonus))
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Since I have been NMO IgG positive, but no clue yet as to whether I have relapsing NMO, my neuro said he didn't know if this medicine was doing any good or not. We are under "watchfful waiting" to see if I have another episode. I have only had one so far and hope that's all!!
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: jerky movements (myoclonus)

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Nov 2, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for trigeminal neuralgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I recomend this treatment and dosage.

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Sep 3, 2009 (Started Aug 03, 1990)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily

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Jul 3, 2009 (Started Dec 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fatigue, mood swings, increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Have your CBC done often, every two months at least.
Side effects: fatigue, increased appetite, mood swings

Dec 16, 2008 (Started Dec 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue, mood swings, increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 x 100 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: I am taking 400mg in a slow release pill twice a day. It has been wonderful in relieving pain. I still have numbness in my hands but I can live with it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue, increased appetite, mood swings

Oct 29, 2008 (Started Dec 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue, mood swings, increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Has worked well for me, especially for most of my nerve pain.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: fatigue, increased appetite, mood swings

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Jun 26, 2009 (Started Jan 27, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily

Jan 3, 2009 (Started Jan 27, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily

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May 25, 2009 (Started Apr 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Apr 2, 2009 (Started Nov 24, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The only generic Carba. that worked. Not sure what manufacturer it was.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

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Aug 23, 2008 (Started Jan 12, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg/5 mL Daily

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Sep 15, 2007 (Started Jul 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (loss of thirst, myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, low white blood cell count (leukopenia), low testosterone, uveitis, lactose intolerance, non-celiac gluten intolerance, food allergy, loss of appetite, loss of thirst, iritis)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I became much less lucid and had major difficulties carrying out everyday activities. I had to stop work.

Sep 15, 2006 (Started Jul 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (loss of thirst, myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, low white blood cell count (leukopenia), uveitis, lactose intolerance, non-celiac gluten intolerance, food allergy, loss of appetite, loss of thirst, iritis)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Owing to escalating food intolerances, I asked consultant if drugs could be withdrawn. They suggested I switched to Oxycarbazepine.

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Apr 30, 2003 (Started Feb 02, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dizziness, mood swings, increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take medication as prescribed. If you need to stop medication make sure you wean yourself off of the drug according to your doctor due to causing very severe side effects including seizures.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: increased appetite, mood swings, dizziness

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