7 patient evaluations for Oxcarbazepine with a side effects rating of Mild

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Aug 14, 2012 (Started Mar 08, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (poor working memory)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 18, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for seizures (complex partial))
  • Side effects
    Mild (wake up feeling just as tired as before nap, sensitivity to sudden loud noises)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: i remember taking all my meds by putting them all in a am pm weekly pill box. it helps me greatly. I am a forgetful person due to brain surgery. question # 2 and 3 are answered by taking all my meds together i take 4 meds that work together to keep my siezures under control.
Side effects: wake up feeling just as tired as before nap, sensitivity to sudden loud noises, sensitivity to sudden loud noises

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 18, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Taking this completely changed my life. For years my depression had been misdiagnosed as chemical when it was actually the result of a head injury when I was 5. A psychiatrist who actually bothered to take a detailed history decided to try giving me an anti-convulsant to treat the organic injury rather than just treat the symptoms. Within a week it had almost completely changed my mood and got rid of the PTSD-like thoughts that had dominated my life for decades. That doctor changed my life. Thank you.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 10, 2010 (Started Aug 06, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (muscle shaking)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I got toxic on even a slight increase in my dosage, but the right amount really does the job.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: muscle shaking

  • 0 helpful marks

May 6, 2010 (Started Feb 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle spasms in legs)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 300 mg/5 mL Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 17, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 9, 2009 (Started Apr 04, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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