8 patient evaluations for Topiramate with a burden rating of Somewhat hard to take

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Dec 19, 2013 (Started Nov 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I liked this med it just got to expensive for me

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 31, 2010 (Started Aug 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 10, 2010 (Started Jun 29, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Topamax was a good new stabilizer for me for about 10 years. In the last two years the side effects were too burdensome for me to continue taking it. I looked and felt drugged on this medication. Other people reported that I had a flat effect in my face looked blank with no expression. I am now taking Zyprexa for my mood stabilizer and for sleep aid.

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 1, 2010 (Started Dec 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 1, 2009 (Started Oct 17, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 3, 2009 (Started Sep 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take

  • 0 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

Jul 7, 2000 (Started May 28, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for BOTH EPILEPY AND PHYSCOSIS)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (ACUTE PHYSCOSIS WICH HAD TO BE TREATED WITH PROMAZINE 50 MG ORAL OR IM, psychotic symptoms (anxiety depression fear))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The impact this drug had on my social and my whole life were unpleasant, it was given me both to treat my epilepsy and physocis I was going through at the time. The only alternative was Carbamazipine which was ruled out due to severe liver damage. I was on a mental health unit at this time and was treated with it whilst in hospital
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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