68 patient evaluations for Carbamazepine

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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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Feb 9, 2008 (Started Feb 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Rashes (redness, swelling))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It caused my throat to go totally raw and caused me to become ill within one day of taking it...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Rashes (redness, swelling)

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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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Jun 10, 2006 (Started Jun 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for trigeminal neuralgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

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Nov 10, 2005 (Started Oct 03, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I started taking this as a treatment for Muscle Spazms on the whole right side of my body during my second MS attack. It worked almost with the first dose, within a week I was no longer having Muscle Spazms at all, and within 3 weeks I was able to wean the dose down to half tab a day, then I discontinued completely. I now keep a bottle handy in case I have another attack, but so far I have not needed it.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Brain fog

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