10 patient evaluations for Topiramate with a burden rating of Very hard to take

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Dec 16, 2016 (Started Jun 30, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (paresthesia)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 1, 2010 (Started Jul 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Intracranial hypertension)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 15, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: I was given this along with the 2000mg of Keppra a day that I was already on and the Topamax made me sick as heck.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 27, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Chronic Daily Headaches and Migraines)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 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

Feb 27, 2010 (Started Feb 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for facial tics)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This prescription made me feel awful the first day. My symptoms seemed to worsen when taking the prescription. By the six day it was obvious to me that I would not take it another day and stopped it at once without contacting the neurologist.

  • 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

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

Mar 15, 2008 (Started Sep 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (memory problems, numbness and tingling with pins and needles, anorexia (appetite loss), cognitive confusion)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I essentially lost 6 months of my life. I only have a few impressions, almost a memory of a horrible nightmare. According to my wife, I don't want to remember it.

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 10, 2008 (Started Nov 16, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Severe (migraine headaches, brain fog, head tingling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Quit if it doesn't work right away.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: migraine headaches, head tingling, brain fog

  • 0 helpful marks
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