68 patient evaluations for Carbamazepine

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Jul 15, 1988 (Started Jun 30, 1988)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (bleeding in the joints, BLEEDING AT JOINTS)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: DURING THE YEARS BEFORE THE MS DIAGNOSIS WHEN MY MEDICAL TEAM WAS STILL CONSIDERING EPILE[SY AS A POSSIBLE DIAGNOSIS FOR THE SIEZURE LIKE CONTROTIONS; tEGRETAL PROVIDED ME A FEELING FOR THE FIRST AND ONLY TIME, THAT I HAD MORE 'CONTOL' OVER THE SEIZURES AND JUST GENERALLY 'FELT' BETTER!!

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Oct 29, 2014 (Started Oct 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 28, 2010 (Started Oct 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1600 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 13, 2010 (Started Oct 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1600 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Dec 30, 2014 (Started Dec 08, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Substance abuse)
  • Side effects
    Severe (feeling of hopeless and irremediable social/emotional isolation, slowed thinking, daytime sleepiness, overwhelming fatigue, depression with suicidal thoughts, depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 28, 2014 (Started Dec 08, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Substance abuse)
  • Side effects
    Severe (feeling of hopeless and irremediable social/emotional isolation, slowed thinking, daytime sleepiness, overwhelming fatigue, depression with suicidal thoughts, depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It was supposed to help bring my mania down but it takes away the drive to live completely. All I want to do is sleep and it has affected my day to day functioning. If you battle with a drive to live I would discuss this with your doctor before starting this treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Mar 1, 2014 (Started Sep 06, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for buzzing vibration sensation)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

Nov 15, 2011 (Started Sep 06, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 14, 2015 (Started Jan 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (numbness in hands, poor lip closure, dizziness/walking like I'm drunk)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 23, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1970)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, erectile dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: This drug is NOT for the big seizures, but the mild ones.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 30, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (unrefreshing or poor sleep)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: This medicine worked in reducing my front lobe seizures, but at night, I was still seizing so switched to another drug, Trileptal (Oxcarbazepine) which has worked extremely well for over a year. =No seizures
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Apr 27, 2018 (Started Apr 29, 1986)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for seizures (complex partial))
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Twice daily

Jul 11, 2017 (Started Apr 29, 1986)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for seizures (complex partial))
  • Side effects
    Mild (eating disorder)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: It may have helped to control my complex-partial seizure but my MD has been trying to gradually reduce the dose over a long time.

Nov 18, 2010 (Started Apr 29, 1986)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for seizures (complex partial))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (eating disorder)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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