68 patient evaluations for Carbamazepine

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Mar 10, 2010 (Started Oct 10, 1990)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For many years Tegratol seemed to help my mood and concentration level, a lot..
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 24, 2010 (Started Feb 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Seems to be keeping therapeutic levels more stable than Epitol (generic).
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 1, 2010 (Started Feb 21, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for tonic spasms)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (muscle spasms in legs)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: muscle spasms in legs

Jan 4, 2010 (Started Feb 21, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for tonic spasms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: muscle spasms in legs

Jan 21, 2009 (Started Feb 21, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for tonic spasms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: muscle spasms in legs

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 2, 2010 (Started May 02, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 16, 2009 (Started Nov 15, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 16, 2009 (Started Apr 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic), fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Had a breakthrough seizure (grand mal) with this generic on December 16, 2009, then another early the next morning in the E.R. (this one should've never happened).
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic), fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks

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)

  • 0 helpful marks

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.

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 2, 2009 (Started Oct 11, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Taking the medicine was no problem, but it did make me tired and I didnt like that.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 25, 2009 (Started Nov 06, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Side effects: weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks
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