5 patient evaluations for Topiramate with a adherence rating of Never taken as prescribed

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Feb 15, 2018 (Started Dec 20, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for essential tremor)
  • Side effects
    Severe (hives (urticaria))
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Hives is just bad luck. I liked the medication, but my hands broke out in hives and my face was starting to break out as well. The questionnaire is asking about terminated treatments and then asks how often I take it currently. Terminates=/=current. I never take it currently, but when I did take it, there was no difficulty.

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 19, 2017 (Started Jul 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 1, 2015 (Started Jul 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 29, 2010 (Started Jul 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: 1. I feel groggy for about 12+ hours after taking this medication. I usually have to resort to taking Caffeine pills as a small "pick-me-up". 2. No unexpected benefits 3. Too sleepy to function to full capability.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 8, 2014 (Started May 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for persistent aura without infarction)
  • Side effects
    Severe (electric shock sensation in feet)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Worked for awhile, but the electric shocks to my feet grew to be unbearable and lasted for up to 5 mins. which doesn't sound bad, but it was extreme as if I was being electrocuted
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 15, 2013 (Started Dec 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 5, 2011 (Started Sep 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (word fishing, brain fog, memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: on vacation forgot topirmate office said it was ok. Off it a week, then forgot to go back on. Felt wonderful for 6 weeks, then severe TN attack. MS Neurologist sid ok to stay off had started neurontin.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: word fishing, memory problems, brain fog, brain fog

Oct 4, 2011 (Started Sep 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (word fishing, brain fog, memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: word fishing, memory problems, brain fog, brain fog

May 18, 2011 (Started Sep 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (word fishing, brain fog, memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: possible memory problems time and dose related
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: word fishing, memory problems, brain fog, brain fog

Mar 10, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (word fishing, brain fog, memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Worth the trial.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: word fishing, memory problems, brain fog, brain fog

Mar 1, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This did help my pain which I realizied more after stopping because I felt that it was causing me to be forgetful It was more helpful than hurtful.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: word fishing, memory problems, brain fog, brain fog

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