11 patient evaluations for Topiramate with a adherence rating of Usually

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Jun 4, 2017 (Started May 26, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for moodiness)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, feeling hot)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: No weight gain so far
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 18, 2016 (Started Jun 12, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (frequent urination)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 19, 2012 (Started Feb 13, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Reduced Sweating, alternating constipation and diarrhea, tingling sensation in extremities, constipation, weight loss, difficulty speaking (dysarthria), decreased sweating (hypohidrosis))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 27, 2012 (Started Feb 13, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Reduced Sweating, alternating constipation and diarrhea, tingling sensation in extremities, constipation, weight loss, difficulty speaking (dysarthria), decreased sweating (hypohidrosis))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 7, 2012 (Started Feb 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    Severe (blurry vision, pain behind eye, recurring urinary tract infection, kidney pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 18, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight loss, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: when i itially took it, i lost weight, but after a year these effects stopped. It also stopped nasty flashbacks. I take it as a mood stablizer. The 150mg dose made me a little drowsy so i am trying 100mg instead.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight loss, fatigue

Jan 1, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: taken on its own or with just anti depressants helps you loose weight!!!!!
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: weight loss, fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 23, 2010 (Started Feb 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (rhinitis (nasal inflammation), memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Side effects: rhinitis (nasal inflammation), memory problems

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 8, 2009 (Started Mar 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness, hands tingling, feet tingling, tremor in hands, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I will ask to quit this because for me it hasn't prevented the migraines enough....ended up at doctor's office yesterday for a shot for one.....and the side effects lost me a month of activity.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: feet tingling, hands tingling, tremor in hands, nausea, brain fog, sleepiness

  • 4 helpful marks

Dec 20, 2008 (Started Nov 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (word fishing, yeast infection (candida))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: brain fog, word fishing, yeast infection (candida)

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 18, 2008 (Started Dec 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for heightened sense of smell (hyperosmia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't go off of it cold turkey. It does help with the migraines. Talk with your Doc about dose.
Side effects: dry mouth

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 4, 2008 (Started May 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Severe (yeast infection (candida), weight loss)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: loss of appetite can be a plus or negative
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight loss, yeast infection (candida)

  • 0 helpful marks
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