4 patient evaluations for Oxcarbazepine with a burden rating of A little hard to take

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Jul 1, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for trigeminal neuralgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weakness in legs)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I found that Trileptal alleviated my facial/ear/head pain! Trigeminal neuralgia is the worst pain anyone can experience. It is debilitating. Trileptal calmed the nerve so I was able to sleep and somewhat function, until inflammation diminished. But, it makes me woozy, and weakened my legs. I fell a lot while taking this med.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 6, 2010 (Started Apr 06, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (muscle spasms, joint pain, atrophy of right arm muscles, brain fog, balance problems, memory problems, fatigue, depressed mood, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1200 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

Oct 5, 2009 (Started Jul 29, 2009)

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

  • 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: 600 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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