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

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Nov 14, 2015 (Started May 14, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue, deadened emotions)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 15, 2010 (Started Nov 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain, depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This was added to my Lamictal to try to control my seizures. I was never able to increase the dose beyond 75 mg twice a day. It caused me to retain fluid, elevate my blood pressure and made me extremely fatigued. Ended up being admitted through the ER with a blood pressure of 203/109. No other cause was found. I have now started titrating Lyrica and hope that will work.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: depressed mood, weight gain, depressed mood, weight gain

Dec 13, 2010 (Started Nov 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was unable to take the prescribed dosage of 150 MG twice daily. It made me very lethargic and flat. I had no interest in getting off the couch. The sedation is intolerable. I have been on 75 mg twice daily for a month. That isn't stopping the small seizures.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: depressed mood, weight gain, depressed mood, weight gain

Dec 5, 2010 (Started Nov 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Sedation and memory problems when titrating. Couldn't increase to 150mg twice daily because of severe effect of increased dosage
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: depressed mood, weight gain, depressed mood, weight gain

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 18, 2010 (Started Nov 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For the week I took this medication, admittedly immediately after stopping 100 mg Lamictal abruptly, I experienced a drugged feel, significant tiredness, and brain fog/an inability to think clearly. I started at 300 mg twice a day and was supposed to add another 300 mg in the morning, but given how I felt my doctor advised me to stop taking the medication altogether. Hmmm, I wonder what I get to try next?
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: brain fog, tiredness, tiredness

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 1, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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