34 patient evaluations for Oxcarbazepine

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Apr 6, 2010 (Started Apr 06, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (insomnia, depressed mood, fatigue, memory problems, balance problems, brain fog, atrophy of right arm muscles, joint pain, muscle spasms)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Get as much rest as possible..... as if you have much choice!
Side effects: balance problems, muscle spasms, brain fog, joint pain, atrophy of right arm muscles, insomnia, depressed mood, fatigue, memory problems, insomnia, depressed mood, fatigue, memory problems

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 1, 2010 (Started Feb 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: Though the drug made be extremely sleeping all day, it seemed to help Parkinson's symptoms such as tremors and pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

Feb 15, 2010 (Started Feb 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 1, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 1, 2010 (Started Jul 28, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 17, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 5, 2009 (Started Jul 29, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), problems concentrating)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), problems concentrating

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 9, 2009 (Started Apr 04, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 14, 2008 (Started May 17, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), tremor(s), headaches, headaches, problems concentrating

Dec 5, 2008 (Started May 17, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe (major depressive disorder, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), tremor(s), headaches, problems concentrating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The dosage needs to be reduced
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), tremor(s), headaches, headaches, problems concentrating

Nov 29, 2008 (Started May 17, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), tremor(s), headaches, headaches, problems concentrating

Sep 16, 2008 (Started May 17, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), tremor(s), headaches, headaches, problems concentrating

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 6, 2008 (Started Aug 23, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth, mania, unsteady gait, increased energy, problems concentrating)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: mania, dry mouth, unsteady gait, increased energy, problems concentrating

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 20, 2008 (Started Feb 04, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fatigue, frustration, exhaustion)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: NOTE: Prior to my surgery (left temporal lobectomy) I did NOT have a problem with Trileptal (at least not that I know of). But shortly after surgery (October 14, 2008) I had a major problem that put me back in the hospital for a week. Somehow the Trileptal was making my body need salt really bad. I was sooooooo out of it. Tired, sick; very scary. But the doctors figured it out and took me off of Trileptal and I fairly quickly got better. Had to keep having my blood tested at least a couple times a week for many weeks.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: frustration, exhaustion, fatigue

Oct 18, 2008 (Started Feb 04, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fatigue, frustration, exhaustion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After my left temporal lobectomy I became negatively affected by Trileptal. It affected my salt level in my blood and I went back into the hospital for about a week.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: frustration, exhaustion, fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks
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