8 patient evaluations for Primidone with a burden rating of Not at all hard to take

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Jan 21, 2013 (Started Nov 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

Nov 23, 2009 (Started Nov 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Side effects: fatigue

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 10, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for essential tremor)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am taking a low dose of this because of kidney disease, so be careful of that factor. I am taking it for seizures, chronic migraine headaches, and essential tremor. It works best on the headaches, though it isn't perfect. Same with the essential tremor, although I can use my hands better and write my name well again. It has helped my daily life in that it has reduced the number and severity of most of my headaches, not all of them. I still get bad ones. So it's had a mixed benefit. I'd still choose to take it because it does give enough relief to be helpful.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Sep 4, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1960)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Mild (osteoporosis)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 750 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 31, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for shakiness)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: must take for ESSENTIAL TREMORS
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

Jul 3, 2010 (Started Dec 12, 1973)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 11, 2010 (Started Sep 09, 1984)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (somnolence)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 250 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: be prepared to be drowsy a good bit of the time
Side effects: somnolence

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 30, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for shakiness)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg/5 mL Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 26, 2009 (Started Jun 04, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (somnolence, somulence, choking on my saliva when relaxed and forget to swallow)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Much better than taking actual phenobarbitol less doping.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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