139 patient evaluations for Lamotrigine

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May 5, 2009 (Started Jan 25, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It is not effective for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) over the long term. My Psychiatrist agrees and is placing me on Depakote at our next meeting, as he is waiting for the blood panels to come back first.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 6, 2009 (Started Jan 25, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I'm sure it does something, but what it is is unclear to me at this writing.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 3, 2009 (Started Sep 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 22, 2009 (Started Apr 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (insomnia, nausea, weight gain, problems concentrating, nightmares, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: insomnia, weight gain, nightmares, nausea, problems concentrating, dizziness, problems concentrating

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 19, 2009 (Started Jan 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 9, 2009 (Started Apr 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 1, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea, tremor in hands, weight gain, headaches, forgetfulness, forgetting words)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I'm in the midst of finding a better Psychiatrist, so the last 2 months regular Dr. has been perscribing the meds as noted. Once I go back to a psychiatrist I will have him replace the Lamictal
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tremor in hands, forgetting words, nausea, headaches, weight gain, forgetfulness

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 1, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for distrust of the psychiatric and medical community)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (this medication really worked very well and balanced my mood all day long!)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication was very helpful in my mood swings and gave me peace which I no longer have plus I have not been treated for restless leg syndrome which was diagnosed 7 years ago?
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: this medication really worked very well and balanced my mood all day long!

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 26, 2009 (Started Dec 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (problems concentrating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was on Lamictal monotherapy, but unfortunately it did not work for me at all. I was having a lot of breakthrough seizures and anxiety attacks.

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 11, 2009 (Started Feb 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (psychosis disorder)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Psychosis when trying to stop. Had to ween myself off SLOWLY.

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 1, 2009 (Started Feb 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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