35 patient evaluations for Oxcarbazepine

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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
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

May 1, 2008 (Started Apr 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (rashes (redness, swelling), hallucinations)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Hallucinations and schizophrenia... 3 yrs of hallucinogens has this effect I have to conclude...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: hallucinations, rashes (redness, swelling), rashes (redness, swelling)

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 1, 2007 (Started Sep 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 12, 2004 (Started Aug 12, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2003 (Started Nov 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/5 mL Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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