5 patient evaluations for Zonisamide taken for the purpose of 'Epilepsy' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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Atllantia
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Atllantia
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 43
Condition: Hashimoto's Thyroiditis 1 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I have:
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

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Apr 20, 2013 (Started Oct 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Tonialpha
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Tonialpha
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 62y
  • Duration: 49 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Left Temporal Lobectomy, Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy, Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
100 seizures
126 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Sep 22, 2012 (Started Jun 04, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Gait problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 8, 2012 (Started Jun 04, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Gait problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: little better seizure control
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 30, 2012 (Started Jun 04, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Gait problems)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Fizzles
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Fizzles
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 31y
  • Duration: 16 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
235 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Mar 18, 2012 (Started Dec 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: make sure you take it on time everyday and do not skip doses its hard to get use out of this med if you miss doeses

  • 0 helpful marks
dtiller
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dtiller
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 44y
  • Duration: 16 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
293 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jan 19, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
ridecaptain
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ridecaptain
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 56y
  • Duration: 12 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
1 seizure
275 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Oct 11, 2010 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Excessive dry mouth (xerostomia) at night, Excessive dry mouth, Metallic taste in mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Side effects: Metallic taste in mouth, Excessive dry mouth (xerostomia) at night, Excessive dry mouth

Aug 24, 2010 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Excessive dry mouth (xerostomia) at night, Excessive dry mouth, Metallic taste in mouth)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This treatment although seemingly effective caused a dry mouth which was unresolvable. Since a solution was not readily available, I ended this treatment to review with my doctor.
Side effects: Metallic taste in mouth, Excessive dry mouth (xerostomia) at night, Excessive dry mouth

Apr 15, 2010 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Excessive dry mouth (xerostomia) at night, Excessive dry mouth, Metallic taste in mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Side effects: Metallic taste in mouth, Excessive dry mouth (xerostomia) at night, Excessive dry mouth

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