4 patient evaluations for Lacosamide with a side effects rating of Mild

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Jan 1, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 200 mg/20 mL Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 22, 2010 (Started Jan 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for seizures (complex partial))
  • Side effects
    Mild (anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have increased taking Vimpat and there is no reduction of seizures.
Side effects: anxious mood

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 22, 2010 (Started Jun 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 16, 2010 (Started Nov 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg/20 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: I was taking 3000 mg of Keppra per day when I began taking Vimpat and had to reduce the dosage 500 mg every 2 weeks. I feel like a new person. I was having 3-4 seizures per week; now I am only having 2 maybe 3 a month- I haven't driven since my first seizure in 2006 (I have absence seizures ) due to the number of seizures per day, but that is a small price to pay for actually having a life with so few seizures now. I still take 500 mg topamax also to help with seizure and migraine control but to not walk around in a "drug induced fog" is a blessing!

  • 7 helpful marks
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