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

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Oct 21, 2012 (Started Oct 17, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 11 x 300 mg/5 mL Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 15, 2011 (Started Aug 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for seizures (complex partial))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 14, 2010 (Started Aug 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for seizures (complex partial))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Unless I take this on a very full stomach it makes me very sleepy so I recommend eating a very large breakfast before taking it in the mornings. However, I take twice as much at night and cannot sleep, I don't understand that. Either way if you are taking this medication in the morning there is a good chance it is going to make you want to go back to bed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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