3 patient evaluations for Phenytoin taken for the purpose of 'epilepsy' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Slight

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Aug 23, 2012 (Started May 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Problems concentrating, Sleeplessness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 31, 2010 (Started Sep 28, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is a strong medicine, wears on the memory after time, not to be on for a long time, I have been on it for 5 years, my memory is getting bad and was not aware that I should not take this, other meds dont work at all, if you dont persist that the doctors find a way, they wont work for you on their own. Look into the meds they prescribe and the side effects, if I go a day or more without taking this, it will induce a seizure, like it did this last 4wks when I was sick. I need to get off this med. so I dont loose anymore of my memory.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Memory problems

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 9, 2010 (Started Jun 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 9, 2010 (Started Jun 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Believe this was reason last seizure lasted longer then usual, it may prevent how often I have them

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