5 patient evaluations for Oxcarbazepine with a cost of $50-99

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May 17, 2013 (Started Mar 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (word fishing, blurry vision, weight gain, restlessness (akathisia), fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, restlessness (akathisia), blurry vision, word fishing

May 31, 2012 (Started Mar 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (word fishing, blurry vision, weight gain, restlessness (akathisia), fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Ever since I started taking Trileptal, its been an interesting experience. It has tamed my seizures somewhat, but not on its own. The side effects can be annoying sometimes, and has lowered by blood sodium several times (gotta be careful for that!) Beware of drowsiness and possible weight gain!
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, restlessness (akathisia), blurry vision, word fishing

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Aug 31, 2011 (Started Jan 10, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (high sodium levels)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've had major problems w/high sodium levels from this. Passed out and was hospitalized for 3 weeks. But, it helps a lot with my leg, butt, low back pain. Had to gradually get used to lower dose; still wish I could take more.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Jul 7, 2011 (Started May 31, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (emotional lability)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: emotional lability

Aug 9, 2009 (Started May 31, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (emotional lability)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: emotional lability

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Nov 18, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: Taking this completely changed my life. For years my depression had been misdiagnosed as chemical when it was actually the result of a head injury when I was 5. A psychiatrist who actually bothered to take a detailed history decided to try giving me an anti-convulsant to treat the organic injury rather than just treat the symptoms. Within a week it had almost completely changed my mood and got rid of the PTSD-like thoughts that had dominated my life for decades. That doctor changed my life. Thank you.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Jul 18, 2010 (Started Sep 04, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for seizures (complex partial))
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: Caused low sodium even with fluid restrictive diet .Increased edema to lower extremities.I also experienced more shortness of air.Frequent irregular. heartbeat PVC's & PAC's.Felt upper abdominal fullness and weight gain even with exercise and diet.Craved carbs on this medicine.Felt brain fog much of time.It also made me feel pretty "so who cares!" about many things.This is just not the normal me.Needed more frequent inhaler and nebulizer treatments on this medicine.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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