3 patient evaluations for Oxcarbazepine taken for the purpose of 'epilepsy' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

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Nov 30, 2016 (Started Aug 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Had to get the right dosage and to take at night, but now working really well to keep front temporal lobe seizures away.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 1, 2010 (Started Feb 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Though the drug made be extremely sleeping all day, it seemed to help Parkinson's symptoms such as tremors and pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

Feb 15, 2010 (Started Feb 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks
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